Malignant melanoma and basal cell carcinoma detection with 457 nm laser-induced fluorescence

Ivan A. Bratchenko (Login required)
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Dmitry N. Artemyev
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Oleg O. Myakinin
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Maria G. Vrakova
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Kirill S. Shpuntenko
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Alexander A. Moryatov
Oncology Department, Samara State Medical University, Russia

Sergey V. Kozlov
Oncology Department, Samara State Medical University, Russia

Valery P. Zakharov
Laser and biotechnical systems department, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Paper #2645 received 2015.10.02; revised manuscript received 2015.11.05; accepted for publication 2015.11.05; published online 2015.11.19.

DOI: 10.18287/jbpe-2015-1-3-180


In this study we propose a several methods of autofluorescence signal processing for skin cancers control. Autofluorescence spectra of normal skin and oncological pathologies stimulated by 457 nm laser were registered for 56 skin tissue samples. Spectra of 9 melanomas and 19 basal cell carcinomas were registered ex vivo. Estimation of tissue malignancy was made on the basis of autofluorescence spectra intensity and shifts of local maxima in 570 – 590 nm and 610 – 670 nm area. Separation of melanomas and basal cell carcinomas was performed with linear discriminant analysis. Overall accuracy of tissue type determining in current study reached 82.1%.


autofluorescence; spectroscopy; cancer detection; malignant melanoma; basal cell carcinoma; discriminant analysis

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