Detection of Melanoma Skin Cancer by Elastic Scattering Spectra: A Proposed Classification Method

Shirkavand, Afshan and sarkar, saeed and Ataie fashtami, Leila and Mohammadreza, Hanieh (2017) Detection of Melanoma Skin Cancer by Elastic Scattering Spectra: A Proposed Classification Method. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics, 14 (3). pp. 162-166.

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Introduction: There is a strong need for developing clinical technologies and instruments for prompt tissue assessment in a variety of oncological applications as smart methods. Elastic scattering spectroscopy (ESS) is a real-time, noninvasive, point-measurement, optical diagnostic technique for malignancy detection through changes at cellular and subcellular levels, especially important in early diagnosis of invasive skin cancer, melanoma. In fact, this preliminary study was conducted to provide a classification method for analyzing the ESS spectra. Elastic scattering spectra related to the normal skin and melanoma lesions, which were already confirmed pathologically, were provided as input from an ESS database. Materials and Methods: A program was developed in MATLAB based on singular value decomposition and K-means algorithm for classification. Results: Accuracy and sensitivity of the proposed classifying method for normal and melanoma spectra were 87.5 and 80, respectively. Conclusion: This method can be helpful for classification of melanoma and normal spectra. However, a large body of data and modifications are required to achieve better sensitivity for clinical applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
WR Dermatology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Medical Physics
Depositing User: ijmp ijmp
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2017 16:09
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2017 16:09

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