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Image quality enhancement for skin cancer optical diagnostics
Author(s): Dmitrijs Bliznuks; Ilona Kuzmina; Katrina Bolocko; Alexey Lihachev
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Paper Abstract

The research presents image quality analysis and enhancement proposals in biophotonic area. The sources of image problems are reviewed and analyzed. The problems with most impact in biophotonic area are analyzed in terms of specific biophotonic task – skin cancer diagnostics. The results point out that main problem for skin cancer analysis is the skin illumination problems. Since it is often not possible to prevent illumination problems, the paper proposes image post processing algorithm – low frequency filtering. Practical results show diagnostic results improvement after using proposed filter. Along that, filter do not reduces diagnostic results’ quality for images without illumination defects. Current filtering algorithm requires empirical tuning of filter parameters. Further work needed to test the algorithm in other biophotonic applications and propose automatic filter parameter selection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10592, Biophotonics—Riga 2017, 105920F (7 December 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2297579
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitrijs Bliznuks, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Ilona Kuzmina, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Katrina Bolocko, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Alexey Lihachev, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10592:
Biophotonics—Riga 2017
Janis Spigulis, Editor(s)

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