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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Enhancement of the asymmetry-based overlapping analysis through features extraction
Author(s): Naima Kaabouch; Yi Chen; Wen-Chen Hu; Julie W. Anderson; Forrest Ames; Rolf Paulson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an enhanced algorithm is proposed to detect foot inflammation and, hence, predict ulcers before they can develop. This algorithm is based on an asymmetry analysis combined with a segmentation technique with a genetic algorithm to achieve higher efficiency in the detection of inflammation. The analysis involves several steps: segmentation, geometry transformation, overlapping, and abnormality identification. To enhance the results of this analysis, an additional step, features extraction, is performed. In this step, low and high order statistics are computed for each foot. Preliminary results show that the proposed algorithm combined with features extraction can be reliable and efficient to predict potential ulceration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 7 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 20(1) 013012 doi: 10.1117/1.3553240
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 20, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Naima Kaabouch, The Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Yi Chen, The Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Wen-Chen Hu, The Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Julie W. Anderson, The Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Forrest Ames, The Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Rolf Paulson, Altru Wound Clinic (United States)

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