Dermatological feasibility of multimodal facial color imaging modality for cross-evaluation of facial actinic keratosis

Youngwoo Bae, Taeyoon Son, J. Stuart Nelson, Jae Hong Kim, Eung Ho Choi, Byungjo Jung

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Background/Purpose: Digital color image analysis is currently considered as a routine procedure in dermatology. In our previous study, a multimodal facial color imaging modality (MFCIM), which provides a conventional, parallel- and cross-polarization, and a fluorescent color image, was introduced for objective evaluation of various facial skin lesions. This study introduces a commercial version of MFCIM, DermaVision-PRO, for routine clinical use in dermatology and demonstrates its dermatological feasibility for cross-evaluation of skin lesions.Methods/Results: Sample images of subjects with actinic keratosis or non-melanoma skin cancers were obtained at four different imaging modes. Various image analysis methods were applied to cross-evaluate the skin lesion and, finally, to extract valuable diagnostic information. DermaVision-PRO is potentially a useful tool as an objective macroscopic imaging modality for quick prescreening and cross-evaluation of facial skin lesions.Conclusion: DermaVision-PRO may be utilized as a useful tool for the cross-evaluation of widely distributed facial skin lesions and as an efficient database management of patient information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalSkin Research and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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