By Topic

A System for the Detection of Pigment Network in Dermoscopy Images Using Directional Filters

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Barata, C. ; Inst. for Syst. & Robot, Inst. Super. Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal ; Marques, J.S. ; Rozeira, J.

A pigment network is one of the most important dermoscopic structures. This paper describes an automatic system that performs its detection in dermoscopy images. The proposed system involves a set of sequential steps. First, a preprocessing algorithm is applied to the dermoscopy image. Then, a bank of directional filters and a connected component analysis are used in order to detect the “lines” of the pigment network. Finally, features are extracted from the detected network and used to train an AdaBoost algorithm to classify each lesion regarding the presence of the pigment network. The algorithm was tested on a dataset of 200 medically annotated images from the database of Hospital Pedro Hispano (Matosinhos), achieving a sensitivity = 91.1% and a specificity = 82.1%.

Published in:

Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 10 )