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Polarization-sensitive digital dermoscopy for image processing-assisted evaluation of atypical nevi: towards step-wise detection of melanoma

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Lauren S. Yu

Windward School (USA)

Anika O. N. R. Joseph

Univ. of Southern California (USA)

Erik H. Lindsley

Spectral Molecular Imaging, Inc. (USA)

Daniel L. Farkas

Univ. of Southern California (USA) and Spectral Molecular Imaging, Inc. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7902, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX, 79020K (February 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.891083
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  • Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX
  • Daniel L. Farkas; Dan V. Nicolau; Robert C. Leif
  • San Francisco, California, USA | January 22, 2011

abstract

We have taken a three-pronged approach to improving the current standard of melanoma detection: (a) we are developing a new hyperspectral imaging-based medical device aimed at noninvasively detecting melanoma (b) we used a commercially available hand-held microscope with polarization control as a dermoscope, to begin establishing an inexpensive, portable imaging capability that could help assess the risk of a particular lesion (pigmented nevus) harboring melanoma (c) we created an updated ABCD algorithm and user interface software that more accurately generates a single risk number (Total Dermoscopy Score), for allowing a trained clinician to better assess the need for seeing the patient whose internet-uploaded nevus images they are evaluating. The hyperspectral instrument (a) is discussed elsewhere, and we focus here on (b) and (c), in the hope of increasing melanoma awareness and early detection.

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Lauren S. Yu ; Anika O. N. R. Joseph ; Erik H. Lindsley and Daniel L. Farkas
"Polarization-sensitive digital dermoscopy for image processing-assisted evaluation of atypical nevi: towards step-wise detection of melanoma", Proc. SPIE 7902, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues IX, 79020K (February 28, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.891083; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.891083


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