Prompt diagnosis is the most reliable solution for an effective treatment of melanoma. There is an ongoing research for providing computer-aided imaging tools in order to support the early detection and diagnosis of malignant melanomas. The first step towards producing such a diagnosis system is the automated and accurate boundary detection of skin lesion. Therefore, the present study introduces a new, simple, and very fast algorithm that has the ability to detect effectively and automatically the border of potential melanoma. The complexity of the proposed algorithm is O(N), and thus the execution time, is dramatically minimized.
|Number of pages
|WSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing
|Published - Jun 2009