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A Method of Getting Stable Results in Measuring the Texture of Skin Eruption

E Yagi (Department of Dermatology, Akita Red Cross Hospital, Japan)

Contact Person: Eiichi Yagi (yagi-ext@nisiq.net)


The quality of digital image of eruption varies by photography condition, and influences the reliability of a result in fractal or other image processing. Hessian is a good mathematical element for these processing, and consists of quadratic differential elements provided from a three-dimensional figure of brightness on digital images. The picture processed by Hessian was evaluated through the several filters that extracted straight lines, squares, dots and curves in a limited part. In eczema there were many dot elements with a high simple fractal dimension. Large square compositions in lichen planus and whirlpools in Bowen disease were detected. A coefficient of variation of fractal dimension on Hessian picture was large in basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma compared to actinic keratosis and seborrheic keratosis. Making of a real surface figure from a digital picture of eruption by Hessian-applied method was also tried. The surface change of the artificial epithelial growth in the computer memory was tested, and its dimensional change of a surface was also examined. Conclusion: A coefficient of variation of fractal dimension on divided Hessian picture is a good marker of abnormality of eruption compared with a simple fractal dimension.

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Poster Number PAyagi0541
Keywords: skin, fractal, Hessian, cancer, texture

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Yagi, E (1998). A method of getting stable results in measuring the texture of skin eruption. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/cancer/yagi0541/index.html
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