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Rahul Kothari

Research Advisor

Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-
Stoecker, William V.

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Advisor's Department



The dermvis research group at the University of Missouri-Rolla is seeking to identify melanoma automatically. They now have reported up to 90% diagnostic accuracy for malignant melanoma (1) and recently obtained about 93% correct melanoma identification, the highest obtained by research groups in North America. The goals of the OURE project described here were threefold:

1. Digitize images from existing photographic slides of dermoscopy images taken with the Heine Dermaphot unit.

2. Digitize images from patients with malignant melanoma or benign lesions in the infrared region using a new camera with hot mirror removed.

3. Determine microprocessor serial cable codes for the Nikon Coolpix 950 camera so serial images may be taken from the camera, both visible and infrared. Results and sample images from the two kinds of image acquisition are presented along with the microprocessor serial cable codes.

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Oral Presentation

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