Optical Memory and Neural Networks

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 6–14

Influence of probe pressure on human skin diffuse reflectance spectroscopy measurements

  • J. A. Delgado Atencio
  • E. E. Orozco Guillén
  • S. Vázquez y Montiel
  • M. Cunill Rodríguez
  • J. Castro Ramos
  • J. L. Gutiérrez
  • F. Martínez
Article

DOI: 10.3103/S1060992X09010020

Cite this article as:
Delgado Atencio, J.A., Orozco Guillén, E.E., Vázquez y Montiel, S. et al. Opt. Mem. Neural Networks (2009) 18: 6. doi:10.3103/S1060992X09010020

Abstract

In a routine procedure for collecting human skin spectra using fiber optic diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, the fiber optic probe is put gently in contact with the skin surface. The purpose of this work is to investigate the influence of probe pressure on in-vivo diffuse reflectance spectroscopy measurements performed by a non-trained operator. In addition, we include simulation using diffusion theory that explains the behavior of diffuse reflectance spectra with the increase of probe pressure.

Key words

diffuse reflectance spectroscopytissue opticsdiffusion theory

Copyright information

© Allerton Press, Inc. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Delgado Atencio
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. E. Orozco Guillén
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Vázquez y Montiel
    • 3
  • M. Cunill Rodríguez
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. Castro Ramos
    • 3
  • J. L. Gutiérrez
    • 4
  • F. Martínez
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaCentro de Aplicaciones Tecnológicas y Desarrollo Nuclear (CEADEN)HabanaCuba
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de Carabobo, Facultad Experimental de Ciencia y TecnologíaCaraboboVenezuela
  3. 3.Departamento de ÓpticaInstituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)PueblaMéxico
  4. 4.Departamento de OncologíaHospital de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaPueblaMéxico