Abstract

Reflectance confocal microscopy is a powerful in-vivo modality for imaging superficial layers of biological tissue, especially for human skin. Three dimensional imaging capability enables confocal microscopy to resolve structures of upper skin layer cells. However, sub-celluar structure and corresponding functional organelles play more important parts in skin diseases diagnosis and monitoring. We present a new multi-spectral reflectance confocal microscopy to achieve sub-celluar functional imaging in skin by utilizing our unique Keck multi-modality microscope. Spectral information and a modified Mie scattering model are incorporated to identify distribution of melanin and mitochondria in cells. Ex-vivo and phantom experimental results are presented. Further development of this new modality may lead to future clinical applications.

Notes

Poster presented at the 2006 Thrust R2C Multi Spectral Discrimination Methods Conference

Keywords

Confocal Microscopy, skin diseases

Subject Categories

Cancer--Diagnosis, Diagnostic imaging

Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering

Publisher

Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)

Publication Date

2006

Rights Holder

Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS)



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