Method and Apparatus for Multi-spectral Imaging and Analysis of Skin Lesions and Biological Tissues

  • US 20100042004A1
  • Filed: 08/11/2009
  • Published: 02/18/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multispectral nevoscope for examining in situ a skin lesion of a patient, comprising:

  • (a) a housing having a central axis and a base with a central aperture for positioning over a portion of skin of a patient, the portion of skin including the lesion to be examined;

    (b) a face plate positioned in register with the central aperture comprising an imaging area having plural illumination fiber channels operably connected to an illuminator-filter assembly and plural receiver fiber channels; and

    (c) at least one transillumination device disposed proximal to the faceplate operable to transmit light in a converging ring into the skin of the patient in the region of the lesion to uniformly transilluminate the region of skin of the patient including the lesion.

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