Title

Detection of Asymmetric Blotches (asymmetric Structureless Areas) in Dermoscopy Images of Malignant Melanoma Using Relative Color

Abstract

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).

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0909-752X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 John Wiley & Sons, All rights reserved.

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