Cross-evaluation of facial hyper-pigmentation using fluorescence and polarization color images

Eunji Kim, Han Sung Kim, Dongyoun Kim, Eung Ho Choi, Byungjo Jung

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Optical imaging modalities have been utilized as important tools to evaluate skin lesions. Accurate analysis of hyper-pigmentation is important in the evaluation of sun damage, inflammation, and other skin disorders. In this study, both cross-polarization and fluorescent color images were obtained at identical facial skin region and hyper-pigmentation regions were extracted by applying a series of image processing. Cross-polarization image provides subsurface skin information without specular reflection and fluorescence image emphasizes pigmentation in epidermal region. The results were quantitatively evaluated and compared to investigate the difference between two imaging modalities in the evaluation of hyper-pigmentation regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jan 212012 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherPhotonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Biomaterials


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