17 July 2015 Experimental analysis of bruises in human volunteers using radiometric depth profiling and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy
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We combine pulsed photothermal radiometry (PPTR) depth profiling with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) measurements for a comprehensive analysis of bruise evolution in vivo. While PPTR enables extraction of detailed depth distribution and concentration profiles of selected absorbers (e.g. melanin, hemoglobin), DRS provides information in a wide range of visible wavelengths and thus offers an additional insight into dynamics of the hemoglobin degradation products. Combining the two approaches enables us to quantitatively characterize bruise evolution dynamics. Our results indicate temporal variations of the bruise evolution parameters in the course of bruise self-healing process. The obtained parameter values and trends represent a basis for a future development of an objective technique for bruise age determination.
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Luka Vidovič, Luka Vidovič, Matija Milanič, Matija Milanič, Boris Majaron, Boris Majaron, } "Experimental analysis of bruises in human volunteers using radiometric depth profiling and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 9540, Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications III, 95400E (17 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183680; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2183680
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