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Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2008 Oct;32(7):566-79. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2008.06.005. Epub 2008 Aug 15.

An improved Internet-based melanoma screening system with dermatologist-like tumor area extraction algorithm.

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Department of Electronic Informatics, Hosei University Faculty of Engineering, Japan.


In this paper, we present an Internet-based melanoma screening system. Our web server is accessible from all over the world and performs the following procedures when a remote user uploads a dermoscopy image: separates the tumor area from the surrounding skin using highly accurate dermatologist-like tumor area extraction algorithm, calculates a total of 428 features for the characterization of the tumor, classifies the tumor as melanoma or nevus using a neural network classifier, and presents the diagnosis. Our system achieves a sensitivity of 85.9% and a specificity of 86.0% on a set of 1258 dermoscopy images using cross-validation.

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