Note: Design of a dose-controlled phototherapy system based on hyperspectral studies Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2013


  • 2(026112)


  • 84

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6748

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7623


  • Phototherapy consists in applying radiation on a part of the human body in order to treat an illness. A radiation dose is established for each treatment. In order to apply the correct dose a treatment time is set. However, in this work we have carried out some hyperspectral imaging studies that conclude that the radiation sources and the absorption properties of each patient can change. Therefore, the same treatment time does not ensure that the patient receive the appropriate dose. Thus, an optimized therapy system must measure the radiation emitted by the source and absorbed by the patient on real time to calculate the optimal dose at which the treatment is effective. In this work, we have developed and designed a custom system to measure the effectiveness of a radiative therapy treatment to adapt the appropriate dose for a specific patient in real time.


  • dosimetry; radiation treatment; radiotherapy sources; radiation therapy equipment; infrared spectra; surface patterning; electromagnetic radiation detectors; light therapy; radiation detectors; skin