25 March 2013 A combined 3D and hyperspectral method for surface imaging of wounds
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Information about the size and depth of a wound and how it is developing is an important prognostic tool in wound diagnostics. In this study a two-camera vision system has been developed to collect optical properties, shape and volume of chronic skin ulcers as tool for diagnostic assistance. This system combines the functionality of 2D imaging spectroscopy and 3D stereo-photogrammetry. A high resolution hyperspectral camera and a monochromatic video frame camera were mounted on the same scanning system. Stereo images were acquired to obtain information about the wound surface geometry. A Digital Surface Model (DSM) of the wound surface was reconstructed by applying stereophotogrammetric methods. The hyperspectral image was co-registered to the monochromatic frame image and the wound border was extracted by applying spectroscopic analysis (e.g. tissue oxygenation, pigmentation, classification). The resulting DSM of the undamaged surroundings of the wound was used to reconstruct the top surface above the wound and thus the wound volume. The analyses can, if desired, be limited to a certain depth of interest like the wound bed or wound border. Simultaneous analysis of the hyperspectral data and the surface model gives a promising, new, non-invasive tool for characterization of chronic wounds. Future work will concentrate on implementation of real time analysis and improvement of the accuracy of the system.
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Lukasz A. Paluchowski, Lukasz A. Paluchowski, Martin Denstedt, Martin Denstedt, Thomas Røren, Thomas Røren, Brita Pukstad, Brita Pukstad, Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, "A combined 3D and hyperspectral method for surface imaging of wounds ", Proc. SPIE 8578, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue X, 85780T (25 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2001248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2001248

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