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Diagnostics of Melanocytic Skin Tumours by a Combination of Ultrasonic, Dermatoscopic and Spectrophotometric Image Parameters

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Ultrasound Research Institute, Kaunas University of Technology, K. Baršausko St. 59, LT-51423 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eivenių str. 2, LT-50161 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Diagnostics 2020, 10(9), 632; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10090632
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 22 August 2020 / Accepted: 25 August 2020 / Published: 26 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Dermatoscopy, high-frequency ultrasonography (HFUS) and spectrophotometry are promising quantitative imaging techniques for the investigation and diagnostics of cutaneous melanocytic tumors. In this paper, we propose the hybrid technique and automatic prognostic models by combining the quantitative image parameters of ultrasonic B-scan images, dermatoscopic and spectrophotometric images (melanin, blood and collagen) to increase accuracy in the diagnostics of cutaneous melanoma. The extracted sets of various quantitative parameters and features of dermatoscopic, ultrasonic and spectrometric images were used to develop the four different classification models: logistic regression (LR), linear discriminant analysis (LDA), support vector machine (SVM) and Naive Bayes. The results were compared to the combination of only two techniques out of three. The reliable differentiation between melanocytic naevus and melanoma were achieved by the proposed technique. The accuracy of more than 90% was estimated in the case of LR, LDA and SVM by the proposed method. View Full-Text
Keywords: melanoma; melanocytic tumor; dermatoscopy; ultrasonography; spectrophotometry; classification; diagnostics melanoma; melanocytic tumor; dermatoscopy; ultrasonography; spectrophotometry; classification; diagnostics
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Tiwari, K.A.; Raišutis, R.; Liutkus, J.; Valiukevičienė, S. Diagnostics of Melanocytic Skin Tumours by a Combination of Ultrasonic, Dermatoscopic and Spectrophotometric Image Parameters. Diagnostics 2020, 10, 632. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10090632

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Tiwari KA, Raišutis R, Liutkus J, Valiukevičienė S. Diagnostics of Melanocytic Skin Tumours by a Combination of Ultrasonic, Dermatoscopic and Spectrophotometric Image Parameters. Diagnostics. 2020; 10(9):632. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10090632

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Tiwari, Kumar A.; Raišutis, Renaldas; Liutkus, Jokūbas; Valiukevičienė, Skaidra. 2020. "Diagnostics of Melanocytic Skin Tumours by a Combination of Ultrasonic, Dermatoscopic and Spectrophotometric Image Parameters" Diagnostics 10, no. 9: 632. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10090632

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