Digital Image Acquisition is the creation of images within a computerized spectrum. It’s also the processing, compression, storage, printing and displaying of those images. While it is primarily a scientific process that was commonly used in laboratory research up until the most recent century, the Dermatological In Vivo Imaging System has come into use quite frequently.
In the 1960s and 1970s, digitally producing pictures was a convenient step up from the conventional film camera method. Film would warp, cameras would break. The quality of the photo was not very good, and for the most part, all you would get is an exterior shot. The upgraded devices were used for scientific and military purposes, including the KH-11 program.
The picture can be created directly from an actual physical scene by way of a camera or similar devices, things like an analog medium, photograph, film, printed paper or scanner. Alternate equipment is comprised of tomographic devices, side-scan sonar and radio telescopes.
An image can also be easily computed from a geometric equation or a mathematical formula through “synthesis” or “rendering.” It’s commonly used in hospitals, law enforcement, government and forensic sciences, which is a way to answer legal questions by using scientific methods. Hospitals, however, have started to used a process that is an extension of this device, known as “In Vivo.”
This system adds to the latter device. While the first device employs the use of a computer to process images through advanced technology, the second takes that information and can be used on animate objects, such as animals and people, specifically situations that regard the condition of the skin. It can look at the many layers of skin tissue, lighten or darken the surface of the skin for research or medical purposes and so on. The possibilities are many.
“In Vivo” is Latin for “within the living.” This translation is accurate, for this is used in experimentation using a whole, living organism instead of a dead organism. The results will be much different. Furthermore, this is done in a controlled and contained environment. Using this device, scientists as well as doctors can learn much about people’s health.
The original process was developed during the 1960s at several different scientific facilities that worked on satellites and other forms of then early technology. It’s a low-cost and effective method to use, thus making it the most popular among the professions that require its constant use. The actual invention as a whole was inducted into the “Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame” in 1994.
This process allows the wide use of difficult algorithms for processing, which leads to an even more refined performance at simple tasks. In other words, because the process is so complicated, the end product’s quality is even higher than it previously would be using anything else. Chips convert date from censors into color, which in turn make either great pictures for us, or helpful information for scientists and medical practitioners. With incredible advances like this, the future is even brighter than it was before.