Quantitative assessment of tumour extraction from dermoscopy images and evaluation of computer-based extraction methods for an automatic melanoma diagnostic system.

@article{Iyatomi2006QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative assessment of tumour extraction from dermoscopy images and evaluation of computer-based extraction methods for an automatic melanoma diagnostic system.},
  author={Hitoshi Iyatomi and Hiroshi Oka and Masataka Saito and Ayako Miyake and Masayuki Kimoto and Jun Yamagami and Seiichiro Kobayashi and Akiko Tanikawa and M. Hagiwara and Koichi Ogawa and Giuseppe Argenziano and Hans Peter Soyer and Masaru Tanaka},
  journal={Melanoma research},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={183-90}
}
The aims of this study were to provide a quantitative assessment of the tumour area extracted by dermatologists and to evaluate computer-based methods from dermoscopy images for refining a computer-based melanoma diagnostic system. Dermoscopic images of 188 Clark naevi, 56 Reed naevi and 75 melanomas were examined. Five dermatologists manually drew the border of each lesion with a tablet computer. The inter-observer variability was evaluated and the standard tumour area (STA) for each… CONTINUE READING