Investigation of the tattooed skin by OCT

Young Geun Kim, Tae Woo Lee, Changmin Yeo, Jung min Yoo, Yeo Jin Kang, Tack Joong Kim, Byungjo Jung, Ji Hun Cha, Chan Hoi Hur, Dong Sup Kim, Ki Jung Park, Han Sung Kim

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Abstract

The intention of this lessons is to assess the probability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for biometric recognition. The OCT is the foundation on an optical signal acquisition and processing method and has the micrometer-resolution. In this study, we used the porcine skin for verifying the abovementioned means. The porcine tissue was sound acknowledged for structural and immunohistochemical similarity with human skin, so it could be suitable for pre-clinical trial as investigational specimen. For this reason, it was tattooed by the tattoo machine with the tattoo-pigment. We detected the pattern of the tattooed skin by the OCT according to needle speed. The result was consistent with the histology images. This result showed that the OCT was effective to examine the tattooed skin section noninvasively. It might be available to identify morphological changes inside the skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume46
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kim, Y. G., Lee, T. W., Yeo, C., Yoo, J. M., Kang, Y. J., Kim, T. J., Jung, B., Cha, J. H., Hur, C. H., Kim, D. S., Park, K. J., & Kim, H. S. (2010). Investigation of the tattooed skin by OCT. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 46, 1-3.