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Wiltgen, M; Bloice, M; Koller, S; Hoffmann-Wellenhof, R; Smolle, J; Gerger, A.
Computer-aided diagnosis of melanocytic skin tumors by use of confocal laser scanning microscopy images.
Anal Quant Cytol Histol. 2011; 33(2):85-100
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Wiltgen Marco
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Bloice Marcus
Gerger Armin
Hofmann-Wellenhof Rainer
Koller Silvia Eleonore
Smolle Josef

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OBJECTIVE: To check the applicability of machine learning algorithms for the computer-aided diagnosis of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) views of skin lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Features, based on spectral properties of the wavelet transform, are very suitable for the automatic analysis because architectural structures at different scales play an important role in diagnosis of CLSM views. The images are discriminated by several machine learning algorithms, based on Bayes-, tree-, rule-, function (numeric)-, and lazy-classifiers. RESULTS: The function and lazy classifiers delivered best classification results. However, these algorithms deliver no information about the inference mechanism leading to the classification. The tree classifiers provided better results than the rule classifiers. To obtain more insight into the inference process, and to compare it with the diagnostic guidelines of the dermopathologists, we combined the advantages of tree, numerical, and rule classifiers and choose the classification and regression trees (CART) algorithm, which automatically generates accurate inferring rules. The classification results were relocated to the images by use of the inferring rules as diagnostic aid. CONCLUSION: The discriminated elements of the skin lesions images show tissue with features in good accordance with typical diagnostic CLSM features. (Anal Quant Cytol Histol 2011;33:85-100)
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Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted - methods
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Melanoma - diagnosis Melanoma - pathology
Microscopy, Confocal - methods
Skin Neoplasms - diagnosis Skin Neoplasms - pathology
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computer-aided diagnosis
confocal laser scanning microscopy
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melanocytic skin tumor
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