A Relative Color Approach to Color Discrimination for Malignant Melanoma Detection in Dermoscopy Images
Skin lesion color is an important feature for diagnosing malignant melanoma. In previous research, skin lesion color was investigated for discriminating malignant melanoma lesions from benign lesions in clinical images. Colors characteristics of melanoma were determined using color histogram analysis over a training set of images. Percent melanoma color and color clustering ratio features were used to quantify the presence of melanoma-colored pixels within skin lesions for skin lesion discrimination.
R. J. Stanley et al., "A Relative Color Approach to Color Discrimination for Malignant Melanoma Detection in Dermoscopy Images," Skin Research and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Jan 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2007.00192.x
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Color Analysis; Color Histogram; Dysplastic Nevus; Image Processing; Malignant Melanoma; Skin Lesion
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