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Color appearance of skin tissues and blood vessels: in-vitro and in-vivo experiments
Author(s): Izumi Nishidate; Yoshihisa Aizu; Naomichi Yokoi; Tomonori Yuasa; Hiromichi Mishina
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Paper Abstract

The bluish appearance of veins in the skin tissue was experimentally investigated by in vivo and in vitro measurements. The color of skin surface including veins inside was evaluated by spectrophotometry and color analysis in the CIEXYZ and CIELAB colorimetric systems. The bluish appearance was successfully interpreted by the dominant wavelength and the color difference. Results for in vitro experiments showed that the degree of bluish appearance depends on the depth and diameter of blood vessels.

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Date Published: 8 May 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001), (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427089
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Izumi Nishidate, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yoshihisa Aizu, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Naomichi Yokoi, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomonori Yuasa, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiromichi Mishina, Muroran Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4416:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001)
Koichi Iwata, Editor(s)

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