Detection of Asymmetric Blotches (asymmetric Structureless Areas) in Dermoscopy Images of Malignant Melanoma Using Relative Color
Dermoscopy, also known as dermatoscopy or epiluminescence microscopy (ELM), is a non-invasive, in vivo technique, which permits visualization of features of pigmented melanocytic neoplasms that are not discernable by examination with the naked eye. One prominent feature useful for melanoma detection in dermoscopy images is the asymmetric blotch (asymmetric structureless area).
W. V. Stoecker et al., "Detection of Asymmetric Blotches (asymmetric Structureless Areas) in Dermoscopy Images of Malignant Melanoma Using Relative Color," Skin Research and Technology, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 179-184, John Wiley & Sons, Jul 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2005.00117.x
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Institute of Health (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
Color; Diagnosis; Feature extraction; Image analysis; Luminescence; Neural networks; Pigments; Sensitivity analysis; Statistical methods; Asymmetric blotches; Blotch detection methods; Dermoscopy; Epiluminescence microscopy (ELM); Dermatology; artificial neural network; color; diagnostic accuracy; differential diagnosis; dysplastic nevus; epiluminescence microscopy; human; image analysis; in vivo study; major clinical study; melanocyte; melanoma; non invasive measurement; receiver operating characteristic; sensitivity and specificity; skin biopsy; skin defect; skin examination; statistical analysis; Color; Dermoscopy; Humans; Image Processing; Computer-Assisted; Melanoma; Models; Statistical; Neural Networks (Computer); Skin Neoplasms
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