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Border detection on digitized skin tumor images

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3 Author(s)
Zhao Zhang ; Dept. of Eng., Missouri Western State Coll., St. Joseph, MO, USA ; Stoecker, W.V. ; Moss, R.H.

A radial search technique is presented for detecting skin tumor borders in clinical dermatology images. First, it includes two rounds of radial search based on the same tumor center. The first-round search is independent, and the second-round search is knowledge-based tracking. Then a rescan with a new center is used to solve the blind-spot problem. The algorithm is tested on model images with excellent performance, and on 300 real clinical images with a satisfactory result.

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Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 2000

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