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Spectrophotometric investigation of skin blood vessels on the basis of color perception
Author(s): Yoshihisa Aizu; Masaki Isokawa; Tomonori Yuasa; Hiromichi Mishina; Toshimitsu Asakura
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates spectral reflectance of blood vessels in a skin tissue phantom. Measured reflectance spectra are slightly influenced by the vessel diameter, depth from the surface, and oxygen saturation state. We discuss a possibility of extracting the information on blood vessels from the reflectance spectra on the basis of color perception using the dominant wavelength in the CIE xy chromaticity diagram with the pseudo-reference white. The results show the usefulness of this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354982
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Yoshihisa Aizu, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masaki Isokawa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomonori Yuasa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiromichi Mishina, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Toshimitsu Asakura, Hokkai-Gakuen Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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