The purpose of this study is to obtain skin spectroscopic data from two imaging systems.
- Skin Spect dermoscope
- Spatially modulated quantitative spectrometer
The researcher can compare the spectroscopic data from the two systems as well as the
relative concentrations of melanin, oxy- and deoxy- hemoglobin calculated from the
Skin Spect can measure larger area of skin, whereas Spatially modulated quantitative
spectrometer is a point-based measurement.Therefore, larger nevi will require multiple
Spatially modulated quantitative spectrometer measurements for comparison with corresponding
sub-regions of the larger Skin Spect measurements. Only sub-regions of the image data from
Skin Spect that match the locations Spatially modulated quantitative spectrometer acquired
data will be used in this correlation study.
This researcher ensure that the spectral data collected by the two instruments are collected
from the same spatial locations, should lesion heterogeneity be present.
- Skin lesion a mole located on flat surface of the body
- Mole located on complex surface
- Pregnant women