Nonlinear Estimation of Chromophore Concentrations and Shading from Hyperspectral Images

  • Rina AkahoEmail author
  • Misa Hirose
  • Norimichi Tsumura
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9680)


This paper aims to apply nonlinear estimation of chromophore concentrations: melanin, oxy-hemoglobin, deoxy-hemoglobin and shading to the real hyperspectral image of skin. Skin reflectance is captured in the wavelengths between 400 nm and 700 nm by hyperspectral scanner. Five-band wavelengths data are selected from skin reflectance. By using the cubic function which obtained by Monte Carlo simulation of light transport in multi-layered tissue, chromophore concentration is determined by minimizing residual sum of squares of reflectance.


Melanin volume Blood volume Monte Carlo simulation Spectral reflectance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Informatics and Imaging SystemsChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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