High frequency ultrasound imaging of surface and subsurface structures of fingerprints

Yoshifumi Saijo, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Kazuto Kobayashi, Nagaya Okada, Akira Tanaka, Naohiro Hozumi, Takahiro Iwamoto

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Abstract

High frequency ultrasound is suitable for non-invasive evaluation of skin because it can obtain both morphological and biomechanical information. A specially developed acoustic microscope system with the central frequency of 100 MHz was developed. The system was capable of (1) conventional C-mode acoustic microscope imaging of thinly sliced tissue, (2) ultrasound impedance imaging of the surface of in vivo thick tissue and (3) 3D ultrasound imaging of inside of the in vivo tissue. In the present study, ultrasound impedance imaging and 3D ultrasound imaging of in vivo fingerprints were obtained. The impedance image showed pores of the sweat glands in the surface of fingerprint and 3D ultrasound imaging showed glands of the rear surface of fingerprint. Both findings were not visualized by normal optical imaging, thus the system can be applied to pathological diagnosis of skin lesions and assessment of aging of the skin in cosmetic point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2173-2176
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424418152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2008 Aug 202008 Aug 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period08/8/2008/8/25

Keywords

  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Component
  • Fingerprint
  • Skin
  • Three-dimensional imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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