Epidermal segmentation in high-definition optical coherence tomography

Epidermal segmentation in high-definition optical coherence tomography
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Epidermal segmentation in high-definition optical coherence tomography
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2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
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Publication Date:
25 August 2015
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A. Li et al., "Epidermal segmentation in high-definition optical coherence tomography," 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Milan, 2015, pp. 3045-3048. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319034
Abstract:
Epidermis segmentation is a crucial step in many dermatological applications. Recently, high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) has been developed and applied to imaging subsurface skin tissues. In this paper, a novel epidermis segmentation method using HD-OCT is proposed in which the epidermis is segmented by 3 steps: the weighted least square-based pre-processing, the graph-based skin surface detection and the local integral projection-based dermal-epidermal junction detection respectively. Using a dataset of five 3D volumes, we found that this method correlates well with the conventional method of manually marking out the epidermis. This method can therefore serve to effectively and rapidly delineate the epidermis for study and clinical management of skin diseases.
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ISSN:
1094-687X
1558-4615
ISBN:
978-1-4244-9271-8
978-1-4244-9270-1
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