Multimodal Digital Photographic Imaging System for Total Diagnostic Analysis of Skin Lesions: DermaVision-Pro

다모드 디지털 사진 영상 시스템을 이용한 피부 손상의 진단적 분석에 대한 연구 : DermaVision-Pro

  • Bae, Young-Woo (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Ji (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jung, Byung-Jo (Institute of Medical Engineering Yonsei University)
  • Published : 2008.10.31


Digital photographic analysis is currently considered as a routine procedure in clinic because periodic follow-up examinations can provide meaningful information for diagnosis. However, it is impractical to separately evaluate all suspicious lesions with conventional digital photographic systems, which have inconsistent characteristics of the environmental conditions. To address the issue, it is necessary for total diagnostic evaluation in clinic to integrate conventional systems. Previously, a multimodal digital photographic imaging system, which provides a conventional color image, parallel and cross polarization color images and a fluorescent color image, was developed for objective evaluation of facial skin lesions. Based on our previous study, we introduce a commercial product, "DermaVision-PRO," for routine use in clinical application in dermatology. We characterize the system and describe the image analysis methods for objective evaluation of skin lesions. In order to demonstrate the validity of the system in dermatology, sample images were obtained from subjects with various skin disorders, and image analysis methods were applied for objective evaluation of those lesions.