Abstract

A simple and yet effective method for finding the borders of tumors is presented as an initial step towards the diagnosis of skin tumors from their color images. The method makes use of an adaptive color metric from the red, green, and blue planes that contains information for discriminating the tumor from the background. Using this suitable coordinate transformation, the image is segmented. The tumor portion is then extracted from the segmented image and borders are drawn. Experimental results that verify the effectiveness of this approach are given

Meeting Name

41st IAS Annual Meeting of the Industry Applications Conference, 2006

Department(s)

Computer Science

Second Department

Chemistry

Third Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

35 Mm Colour Photographic Slides; Adaptive Color Metric; Color Images; Coordinate Transformation; Medical Diagnostic Technique; Medical Image Processing; Photographic Applications; Segmented Image; Skin; Skin Tumor Boundaries Detection

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0278-0062

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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