Spectral imaging as a tool for the evaluation of skin cancer post-operative scars

Marta Lange, Szabolcs Bozsányi, Emilija V. Plorina, A. Lihachev, A. Derjabo

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Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the USA and worldwide. An early diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. Among the skin cancers, the malignant melanoma (MM) accounts for 1% of the cases while it is responsible for the majority of deaths. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer with a very low mortality rate.2 Unfortunately, skin cancer recurrence is a common problem for MM and BCC patients. We propose a post-operative scar screening with non-invasive autofluorescence (AF) imaging to detect an early growth of any residual tissue from the cancer removal procedure. The screening images can serve also as a visual evidence for the post-op patient's observation in dynamics. The results of the study show promising results comparing various post-op scars with recurrent cancer cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiophotonics - Riga 2020
EditorsJanis Spigulis
ISBN (Electronic)9781510639997
ISBN (Print)9781510639997
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventBiophotonics - Riga 2020 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Aug 202025 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceBiophotonics - Riga 2020


  • autofluorescence
  • multispectral imaging
  • Post-operative scars
  • screening
  • skin cancer

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 1.3 Physical sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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