Skin tumor area extraction using an improved dynamic programming approach.

  title={Skin tumor area extraction using an improved dynamic programming approach.},
  author={Qaisar Abbas and M. Emre Celebi and Irene Fond{\'o}n Garc{\'i}a},
  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},
  volume={18 2},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Border (B) description of melanoma and other pigmented skin lesions is one of the most important tasks for the clinical diagnosis of dermoscopy images using the ABCD rule. For an accurate description of the border, there must be an effective skin tumor area extraction (STAE) method. However, this task is complicated due to uneven illumination, artifacts present in the lesions and smooth areas or fuzzy borders of the desired regions. METHODS In this paper, a novel STAE… CONTINUE READING


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