Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin: Surface and subsurface effects

Jessica C. Ramella-Roman, Don Duncan, Thomas A. Germer

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Abstract

True borders of certain skin cancers are hard to detect by the human eye. For this reason, techniques such as polarized light imaging have been used to enhance skin cancer contrast before Mohs surgery procedures. In standard polarized light imaging the effect of the rough surface is minimized using a matched boundary, such as a glass slide and gel. Moreover, the surface glare is eliminated using skewed illumination. In this paper, we study the effect of the surface roughness on the polarized light backscattered from the skin. We demonstrate that rough surface effects can be minimized using out-of-plane polarized illumination in conjunction with 1 polarized viewing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
EditorsK.E. Bartels, L.S. Bass, W.T.W. Riese, K.W. Gregory, H. Hirschberg
Pages142-153
Number of pages12
Volume5686
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2005Jan 25 2005

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OtherPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/22/051/25/05

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Light polarization
Skin
Imaging techniques
Lighting
Glare
Surgery
Gels
Surface roughness
Glass

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Ramella-Roman, J. C., Duncan, D., & Germer, T. A. (2005). Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin: Surface and subsurface effects. In K. E. Bartels, L. S. Bass, W. T. W. Riese, K. W. Gregory, & H. Hirschberg (Eds.), Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 5686, pp. 142-153). [26] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.592399

Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin : Surface and subsurface effects. / Ramella-Roman, Jessica C.; Duncan, Don; Germer, Thomas A.

Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. ed. / K.E. Bartels; L.S. Bass; W.T.W. Riese; K.W. Gregory; H. Hirschberg. Vol. 5686 2005. p. 142-153 26.

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Ramella-Roman, JC, Duncan, D & Germer, TA 2005, Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin: Surface and subsurface effects. in KE Bartels, LS Bass, WTW Riese, KW Gregory & H Hirschberg (eds), Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 5686, 26, pp. 142-153, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/22/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.592399
Ramella-Roman JC, Duncan D, Germer TA. Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin: Surface and subsurface effects. In Bartels KE, Bass LS, Riese WTW, Gregory KW, Hirschberg H, editors, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 5686. 2005. p. 142-153. 26 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.592399
Ramella-Roman, Jessica C. ; Duncan, Don ; Germer, Thomas A. / Out-of-plane polarimetric imaging of skin : Surface and subsurface effects. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. editor / K.E. Bartels ; L.S. Bass ; W.T.W. Riese ; K.W. Gregory ; H. Hirschberg. Vol. 5686 2005. pp. 142-153
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