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Skin melanoma tracking by DELM active support system
Author(s): Rodolfo A. Fiorini; M. Crivellini; G. Codagnone; Gianfranco F. Dacquino; G. M. De Biase; M. Libertini; A. Morresi; G. L. Testa
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Paper Abstract

This work refers to the development of an equipment for computer assisted digital dermatology as a basis for the creation of active support systems for early diagnosis of melanotic disease. It is based on a digital epiluminescence technique, taking advantage of polarized lith guided by optical fibers. In the purpose to discriminate between malignant and benign melanocytic lesions, several dermatoscopical features have been proposed by different research groups. Nevertheless many are the attempts to reach a reliable and objective classification procedure. We adopt, as reference, the approach used by Stanganelli and Kenet. Through a bioengineering analysis we can organize reference grids that offer the possibility to extract the maximum information content from dermatological data. The classification takes into account the spread and intrinsic descriptors and corresponds to the best operative descriptio. Therefore these grids ar the more suitable tools for applications which require active support systems for diagnosis. In fact, it is possible to obtain quantitative evaluations too. We propose a method based on geometrical synthetical descriptors. All that permits a reliable early diagnosis of melanotic disease and to follow its evolution in time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2976, Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies II, (16 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275523
Show Author Affiliations
Rodolfo A. Fiorini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Crivellini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Codagnone, INRCA (Italy)
Gianfranco F. Dacquino, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. M. De Biase, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
M. Libertini, INRCA (Italy)
A. Morresi, INRCA (Italy)
G. L. Testa, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2976:
Biomedical Sensing, Imaging, and Tracking Technologies II
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert A. Lieberman; Gerald G. Vurek; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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