Early detection of melanoma using multispectral imaging and artificial intelligence techniques
American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 2-3, April 2015, Pages: 29-33
Received: Dec. 18, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014; Published: Aug. 7, 2015
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Authors
Moataz Aboras, Department of Biomedical Engineering, FMEE, Damascus University and Faculty of Informatics and Communication Engineering, Arab International University, Damascus, Syria
Hani Amasha, Department of Biomedical Engineering, FMEE, Damascus University and Faculty of Informatics and Communication Engineering, Arab International University, Damascus, Syria
Issa Ibraheem, Department of Biomedical Engineering, FMEE, Damascus University and Faculty of Informatics and Communication Engineering, Arab International University, Damascus, Syria
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Abstract
Biomedical spectral imaging is a non-invasive, non-destructive method, and has an important role in melanoma detection and all skin lesions monitoring during their various stages. In addition to spatial information, it contains spectral information that describes structure such as melanin content, and melanoma thickness, which, very well improve the sensitivity and specificity of melanoma detection. This article aims to describe the design of a multispectral imaging system that utilizes Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm (Artificial Intelligence) for spectral images classification, in order to reduce the processing time of spectral images, memory and cost of the system. All system (Hardware and Software) works as an automatic detection system for malignant melanoma, which identifies malignant melanoma and common (benign) nevi by using wavelength scanning method with; CCD camera, filters wheel, and only eight optical filters range from 430nm to 620nm. 47 study cases were imaged. Good results were obtained: the sensitivity 91.67% and the specificity 91.43%.
Keywords
Melanoma Detection, Spectral Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithm, Images Classification
To cite this article
Moataz Aboras, Hani Amasha, Issa Ibraheem, Early detection of melanoma using multispectral imaging and artificial intelligence techniques, American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Special Issue: Spectral Imaging for Medical Diagnosis “Modern Tool for Molecular Imaging”. Vol. 3, No. 2-3, 2015, pp. 29-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030203.16
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