JBO Letters

Snapshot RGB mapping of skin melanin and hemoglobin

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Janis Spigulis, Ilze Oshina

University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, Biophotonics Laboratory, Raina Boulevard 19, Riga, LV-1586, Latvia

J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5), 050503 (May 20, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.050503
History: Received March 2, 2015; Accepted April 22, 2015
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Abstract.  The concept of snapshot red-green-blue (RGB) multispectral imaging was applied for skin chromophore mapping. Three monochromatic spectral images have been extracted from a single RGB image dataset at simultaneous illumination of skin by 473-, 532-, and 659-nm laser lines. The spectral images were further transformed into distribution maps of skin melanin, oxyhemoglobin, and deoxyhemoglobin, related to pigmented and vascular skin malformations. The performance and clinical potential of the proposed technique are discussed.

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Topics

Skin ; Chromophores

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Janis Spigulis and Ilze Oshina
"Snapshot RGB mapping of skin melanin and hemoglobin", J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5), 050503 (May 20, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.050503


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