Multi-stage segmentation method for images of skin lesions

Tim Lee, Vincent To Yee Ng, David McLean, Andrew Coldman, Richard Gallagher, Joanna Sale

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an algorithm to identify skin lesions from the digitized colour images collected in a clinical study of malignant melanomas in early 1994. The algorithm consists of three steps: (1) a multi-stage median filter to suppress noise, (2) a process to compute the threshold values for the lesions and the background normal skin, and (3) a rule-based system to identify the lesions. Trying to make full use of the colour information, the first two steps of the algorithm work on the RGB planes. Then the three colour planes are re-combined before the lesions are identified in the last step.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Pacific RIM Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages602-605
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Pacific RIM Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 17 May 199519 May 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Pacific RIM Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period17/05/9519/05/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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