Malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of all skin cancers. Approximately 32,000 new cases of malignant melanoma were diagnosed in 1991, with approximately 80 percent of patients expected to survive five years , Fortunately, if detected early, even malignant melanoma may be treated successfully. Thus, in recent years, there has been a rising interest in the automated detection and diagnosis of skin cancer, particularly malignant melanoma . In this thesis, a novel neural network approach for the automated distinction of melanoma from three benign categories of tumors which exhibit melanoma-like characteristics is presented. The approach is based on devising new and discriminant features which are used as inputs to an artificial neural network for classification of tumor images as malignant or benign. Promising results have been obtained using this method on real skin cancer images.
Chawla, Anurag and Erçal, Fikret, "Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma using a Neural Network" (1993). Computer Science Technical Reports. 28.
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01 May 1993