Comparative study of maximum likelihood and spectral angle mapper algorithms used for automated detection of melanoma.

@article{Ibraheem2015ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of maximum likelihood and spectral angle mapper algorithms used for automated detection of melanoma.},
  author={Ibraheem Kasim Ibraheem},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={84-9}
}
BACKGROUND Melanoma is a leading fatal illness responsible for 80% of deaths from skin cancer. It originates in the pigment-producing melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanocytes produce the melanin (the dark pigment), which is responsible for the color of skin. As all cancers, melanoma is caused by damage to the DNA of the cells, which causes the cell to grow out of control, leading to a tumor, which is much more dangerous if it cannot be found or detected early. Only biopsy… CONTINUE READING