Realistic Skin Model (RSM) - BIO Toolkit interactive script for ASAP
Updated: Mar 04, 2015
Author(s): Breault Research Organization
This technical publication describes how to use the tissue phantom, Realistic Skin Model™ (RSM™), a BIO Toolkit™ interactive script for the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP®) from Breault Research Organization (BRO).
The RSM is used to create realistic tissue phantoms for analysis in an optical system. Using a proprietary scatter and absorption model developed by BRO, the RSM accurately replicates the absorption and scattering properties of human skin. The major chromophores of skin--melanin, hemoglobin, and water--are all represented within the model, along with lesser contributors such as bilirubin and beta carotene. The absorption and scatter characteristics of each layer of tissue are calculated independently, taking into account the different chromophore concentrations in each layer. The flexibility of being able to vary the concentrations for different chromophores allows you to model a vast array of skin conditions.
The RSM program is dialog-driven, allowing as much or as little control over the modeling process as you want. A single tissue phantom can be created and placed within an existing optical system with ease, or the entire trace and analysis process can be accomplished from the RSM dialogs.
This publication details the features inherent in the design of the RSM, including background information and relevant default characteristics of the model, and dialog options.