Defense Date

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Ding-Yu Fei

Abstract

Various techniques are developed for detecting skin cancer. However, the type of maligned skin cancer is still an open problem. The objective of this study is to diagnose melanoma through design and implementation of a computerized image analysis system. The dataset which is used with the proposed system is Hospital Pedro Hispano (PH²).

The proposed system begins with preprocessing of images of skin cancer. Then, particle swarm optimization (PSO) is used for detecting the region of interest (ROI). After that, features extraction (geometric, color, and texture) is taken from (ROI). Lastly, features selection and classification are done using a support vector machine (SVM).

Results showed that with a data set of 200 images, the sensitivity (SE) and the specificity (SP) reached 100% with a maximum processing time of 0.03 sec.

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Date of Submission

5-11-2018

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