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Comparison of skin patterning feature analysis methods for lesion classification
Author(s): Andrew J. Round; Andrew W.G. Duller; Peter J. Fish
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method of distinguishing between early malignant melanoma and benign moles by examining skin pattern texture on an image of the lesion. Skin patterning is a macroscopic texture composed of fine linear elements. This texture is poorly described by standard definitions of texture and poorly detected by existing techniques. Skin line patterning is detected through a new method which looks at small patches spaced equally across the image and constructs a profile of their linear self-similarity over a range of angles. Regions which exhibit skin patterning result in similar profiles for neighboring patches whereas no such similarity is found in areas where the patterning is disrupted. Interpretation of the profile images for the classification of the lesions is then addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310889
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew J. Round, Univ. of Wales/Bangor (United Kingdom)
Andrew W.G. Duller, Univ. of Wales/Bangor (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Fish, Univ. of Wales/Bangor (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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