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Title: An android-based pattern recognition application for the characterization of epidermal melanoma
Authors: Μήκος, Ευριπίδης
Σιούλας, Ιωάννης
Σιδηρόπουλος, Κωνσταντίνος
Καλατζής, Ιωάννης
Κάβουρας, Διονύσης Α.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Melanoma;Μελάνωμα;Pattern Recognition;Πρότυπα αναγνώρισης;Android Application;Εφαρμογή Android
Subjects: Technology
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 3-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Abstract: Malignant melanoma is currently one of the leading cancers among white-skinned populations around the world, mainly due to the changes in life styles and the significant increase in ultraviolet radiation. Although the mortality rate due to melanomas was about 70%, forty years ago, nowadays, a survival rate of 70% is claimed, which is attributed to early diagnosis. Hence, early stage detection of melanoma is of major significance for increasing chances of long term survival of affected patients. The most effective method for early detection is skin self-examination, a procedure often underestimated by individuals, resulting in poor prognosis. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to address the need for early and accurate characterization of skin lesions through the design and implementation of an Android application that enables users identify areas on their skin that may need attention from an expert physician. The proposed application uses the phone’s camera feature to take a picture of a skin lesion/mole, communicates with a remote specialized pattern recognition system, via a set of XML Web Services, and within seconds receives a risk analysis of their uploaded image being a melanoma. The proposed system was trained using an image database from New Zealand Dermatological Society, and was reviewed by an expert dermatologist.
Description: Special issue: Workshop on Bio-Medical Instrumentation and related Engineering And Physical Sciences, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, 6 July 2012
Language: English
Citation: Mikos, E., Sioulas, I., Sidiropoulos, K., Kalatzis, I. and Cavouras, D.A. (2012). An android-based pattern recognition application for the characterization of epidermal melanoma. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 7(3): 67-72. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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