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Noninvasive skin imaging

  • Symon Cotton
  • Ela Claridge
  • Per Hall
Posters Novel Imaging Methods
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1230)

Abstract

An earlier model of colour formation within normal human skin was extended to include architectural distortions associated with various pigmented skin lesions, including malignant melanoma. The extended five-layer model makes it possible to derive parameters characterising the thickness and pigment composition of the skin layers from calibrated colour and infrared images of skin lesions. The extracted parameters can be used to reconstruct a full 3-dimensional model of the skin architecture which conveys information grossly comparable to that available through microscopical examination of biopsied skin tissue.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Symon Cotton
    • 1
  • Ela Claridge
    • 1
  • Per Hall
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity Of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Addenbrooke's HospitalCambridgeUK

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