30 May 2013 Estimating physiological skin parameters from hyperspectral signatures
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 18(5), 057008 (2013). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.18.5.057008
We describe an approach for estimating human skin parameters, such as melanosome concentration, collagen concentration, oxygen saturation, and blood volume, using hyperspectral radiometric measurements (signatures) obtained from in vivo skin. We use a computational model based on Kubelka-Munk theory and the Fresnel equations. This model forward maps the skin parameters to a corresponding multiband reflectance spectra. Machine-learning-based regression is used to generate the inverse map, and hence estimate skin parameters from hyperspectral signatures. We test our methods using synthetic and in vivo skin signatures obtained in the visible through the short wave infrared domains from 24 patients of both genders and Caucasian, Asian, and African American ethnicities. Performance validation shows promising results: good agreement with the ground truth and well-established physiological precepts. These methods have potential use in the characterization of skin abnormalities and in minimally-invasive prescreening of malignant skin cancers.
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Saurabh Vyas, Amit Banerjee, Philippe Burlina, "Estimating physiological skin parameters from hyperspectral signatures," Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(5), 057008 (30 May 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.5.057008



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