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Author(s): Roberta B. Oliveira
Norian Marranghello
Aledir S. Pereira
João Manuel R. S. Tavares
Title: A computational approach for detecting pigmented skin lesions in macroscopic images
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Skin cancer is considered one of the most common types of cancer in several countries and its incidencerate has increased in recent years. Computational methods have been developed to assist dermatologistsin early diagnosis of skin cancer. Computational analysis of skin lesion images has become a challengingresearch area due to the difficulty in discerning some types of skin lesions. A novel computational approachis presented for extracting skin lesion features from images based on asymmetry, border, colourand texture analysis, in order to diagnose skin lesion types. The approach is based on an anisotropic diffusionfilter, an active contour model without edges and a support vector machine. Experiments wereperformed regarding the segmentation and classification of pigmented skin lesions in macroscopic images,with the results obtained being very promising.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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