Steven L. Jacques, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. email:,

A prototype polarization camera.

Comparison of white light versus polarization images.

Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma

white light
White light image.
Polarized image.
11-mm-dia. putative cancer lesion in polarized image.
6-mm-dia. abnormal region identified by doctor using eye.

The patient had to return again for a second sugery because the doctor's eye underestimated the extent of the skin cancer.

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