A simple algorithm for automated skin lesion border detection

P. Tzekis, A. Papastergiou, A. Hatzigaidas, Z. Zaharis, D. Kampitaki, P. Lazaridis, M. Goula

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-240
Number of pages12
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Signal Processing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


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