Autofluorescence imaging of basal cell carcinoma by smartphone RGB camera

Alexey Lihachev (Coresponding Author), Alexander Derjabo, Inesa Ferulova, Marta Lange, Ilze Lihacova, Janis Spigulis

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The feasibility of smartphones for in vivo skin autofluorescence imaging has been investigated. Filtered autofluorescence images from the same tissue area were periodically captured by a smartphone RGB camera with subsequent detection of fluorescence intensity decreasing at each image pixel for further imaging the planar distribution of those values. The proposed methodology was tested clinically with 13 basal cell carcinoma and 1 atypical nevus. Several clinical cases and potential future applications of the smartphone-based technique are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120502
JournalJournal of Biomedical Optics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • autofluorescence
  • photobleaching
  • RGB imaging
  • smartphone

Field of Science*

  • 1.3 Physical sciences
  • 2.6 Medical engineering

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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