Performance of a dermoscopy-based computer vision system for the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions compared with visual evaluation by experienced dermatologists

@article{Zortea2014PerformanceOA,
  title={Performance of a dermoscopy-based computer vision system for the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions compared with visual evaluation by experienced dermatologists},
  author={Maciel Zortea and Thomas Roger Schopf and Kevin Thon and Marc Geilhufe and Kristian Hindberg and Herbert M. Kirchesch and Kajsa M\ollersen and J{\"o}rn Schulz and Stein Olav Skr\ovseth and Fred Godtliebsen},
  journal={Artificial intelligence in medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={13-26}
}
BACKGROUND It is often difficult to differentiate early melanomas from benign melanocytic nevi even by expert dermatologists, and the task is even more challenging for primary care physicians untrained in dermatology and dermoscopy. A computer system can provide an objective and quantitative evaluation of skin lesions, reducing subjectivity in the diagnosis. OBJECTIVE Our objective is to make a low-cost computer aided diagnostic tool applicable in primary care based on a consumer grade camera… CONTINUE READING
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