Trans-illuminated image restoration of Nevoscope

Atam P. Dhawan, Wang Song

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Abstract

Nevoscope is an optical imaging device to obtain images of skin-lesions through back-scattered diffused light using trans-illumination to determine abnormalities such as skin-cancers. Due to the nature of the process of trans-illumination, images obtained from Nevoscope suffer from a dark-field effect. We proposed a two-step algorithm to restore Nevoscope images under the trans-illumination mode. First, a background attenuation matrix was extracted from an image of normal skin close to the suspicious abnormality. This matrix was then applied to the trans-illuminated image to correct background. Second, the background corrected image was decomposed using wavelet transform. By adjusting the wavelet coefficients judiciously, a denoised and feature enhanced image was obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages270-273
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780387406, 9780780387409
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 1 2005Sep 4 2005

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume7 VOLS
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/1/059/4/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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