8 ITMP3 / 8éme conférence internationale de photoacoustique et photothermique
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C7-445-C7-448
In-vivo opto-thermal measurement of epidermal thicknessR.M.S. Bindra1, R.E. Imhof1 and G.M. Eccleston2
1 Department of Physics and Applied Physics, Strathclyde University, Glasgow G4 ONG, U.K.
2 Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Strathclyde University, Glasgow G4 ONG, U.K.
We report a new opto-thermal method of measuring epidermal thickness in-vivo, using thermal waves generated within the epidermis which reach the surface after transit delays that depend on depth. The method is illustrated with a thickness map of a forearm, a tape stripping sequence and subsequent wound healing.
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