Automatic Lesion Boundary Detection in Dermoscopy Images Using Gradient Vector Flow Snakes
Malignant melanoma has a good prognosis if treated early. Dermoscopy images of pigmented lesions are most commonly taken at × 10 magnification under lighting at a low angle of incidence while the skin is immersed in oil under a glass plate. Accurate skin lesion segmentation from the background skin is important because some of the features anticipated to be used for diagnosis deal with shape of the lesion and others deal with the color of the lesion compared with the color of the surrounding skin.
B. Erkol et al., "Automatic Lesion Boundary Detection in Dermoscopy Images Using Gradient Vector Flow Snakes," Skin Research and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Jan 2005.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Active Contours; Boundary; Dermoscopy; Gradient Vector Flow Snakes; Image Processing; Melanoma
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