Abstract

A spectroradiometer was designed and built to record in vivo absorption characteristics of the lateral elbow. An analysis of variance of spectral characteristics between 400 and 1100 nanometers of faculative melanin to skin types one two and three was performed. The hypothysis that skin type could be differentiate by spectral recordings of in vivo faculative melanin was rejected. Further research is required to correlate constitutional melanin to skin type classification, in order to form a reference for pigmented cutaneous lesion classification.

Publication Date

1984

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Undergraduate

Degree Name

Photographic and Imaging Technology (BS)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)

Advisor

Lowell Goldsmith

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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