Ten psoriatic plaques from different subjects were investigated by 20 MHz ultrasound B scanning. Lesions were evaluated before therapy, and after 7 and 15 days of topical treatment with anthralin. Recordings from lesional skin were compared with those from clinically non-involved contralateral skin. Images were assessed by means of a new image analysis program, allowing the conversion of the B-scan image color scale into a numerical amplitude scale, the selection and highlighting of amplitude bands, and the quantification of objects reflecting in a definite amplitude range. B-scanning evaluation of the psoriatic plaque revealed a thickening of the epidermis and dermis, the presence of parallel acoustic shadows in the dermis, and a characteristic hypo-echogenic band corresponding to the papillary dermis. Image processing allowed an exact quantification of the progressive reduction in thickness of the epidermis and dermis and of the hypo-echogenic band observed at skin sites which had been treated with topical substances. Thus, the echographic method with image analysis allows the evaluation of three different parameters of response to topical treatment of psoriatic skin.
B-scanning evaluation with image analysis of psoriatic skin / A., Di Nardo; Seidenari, Stefania; Giannetti, Alberto. - In: EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0906-6705. - STAMPA. - 1(1992), pp. 121-125.
|Data di pubblicazione:||1992|
|Titolo:||B-scanning evaluation with image analysis of psoriatic skin|
|Autore/i:||A., Di Nardo; Seidenari, Stefania; Giannetti, Alberto|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0026942269|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||1365311|
|Citazione:||B-scanning evaluation with image analysis of psoriatic skin / A., Di Nardo; Seidenari, Stefania; Giannetti, Alberto. - In: EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0906-6705. - STAMPA. - 1(1992), pp. 121-125.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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