Imaging skin pathology with polarized light.

Abstract

Linearly polarized light that illuminates skin is backscattered by superficial layers and rapidly depolarized by birefringent collagen fibers. It is possible to distinguish such superficially backscattered light from the total diffusely reflected light that is dominated by light penetrating deeply into the dermis. The method involves acquisition of two… (More)

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@article{Jacques2002ImagingSP, title={Imaging skin pathology with polarized light.}, author={Steven L. Jacques and Jessica C. Ramella-Roman and Ken Lee}, journal={Journal of biomedical optics}, year={2002}, volume={7 3}, pages={329-40} }