Keywords and Phrases
Malignant Melanoma; Watershed Algorithm
"Automatic lesion segmentation is an important part of computer-based skin cancer detection. A watershed algorithm was introduced and tested on benign and melanoma images. The average of three dermatologists' manually drawn borders was compared as the benchmark. Hair removing, black border removing and vignette removing methods were introduced in preprocessing steps. A new lesion ratio estimate was added to the merging method, which was determined by the outer bounding box ratio. In postprocessing, small blob removing and border smoothing using a peninsula removing method as well as a second order B-Spline smoothing method were included. A novel threshold was developed for removing large light areas near the lesion boundary. A supervised neural network was applied to cluster results and improve the accuracy, classifying images into three clusters: proper estimate, over-estimate and under-estimate. Comparing to the manually drawn average border, an overall of 11.12% error was achieved. Future work will involve reducing peninsula-shaped noise and looking for other reliable features for the classifier"--Abstract, page iii.
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-
Stanley, R. Joe
Stoecker, William V.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 58 pages
© 2009 Hanzheng Wang, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Melanoma -- Diagnosis
Skin -- Cancer -- Diagnosis
Image processing -- Computer programs
Neural networks (Computer science)
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Link to Catalog Record
Wang, Hanzheng, "Analysis of lesion border segmentation using watershed algorithm" (2009). Masters Theses. 7370.