Color and Texture Influence on Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Dermatological Ulcers

Marcos Vinicius Naves Bedo, Lucio Fernandes Dutra Santos, Willian Dener Oliveira, Gustavo Blanco, Agma Juci Machado Traina, Marco Antonio Frade, Paulo Mazzoncini Azevedo-Marques, Caetano Traina Junior
2015 2015 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems  
This study presents an analysis of classification techniques for Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) regarding ulcerated lesions. We focus on determining influence of both color and texture in the automated image classification and its implication. To do so, we assayed a dataset of dermatological ulcers containing five variations in terms of tissue composition of lesion skin: granulation (red), fibrin (yellow), callous (white), necrotic (black), and a mix of the previous variations (mixed). Every
more » ... s (mixed). Every image was previously labeled by experts regarding this red-yellow-black-white-mixed model. We employed specially designed color and texture extractors to represent the dataset images, namely: Color Layout, Color Structure, Scalable Color, Edge Histogram, Haralick, and Texture-Spectrum. The first three are color feature extractors and the last three are texture extractors. Following, we employed the SymmetricaUncert-AttributeEval method to determine the features suitable for image classification. We tested a set of classifiers that follows distinct paradigms over the selected features, achieving an accuracy ratio of up to 77% in terms of images correctly classified, with the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve up to 0.84. The classification performance and the selected features enabled us to determine that texture features were more predominant than color in the entire classification process.
doi:10.1109/cbms.2015.33 dblp:conf/cbms/BedoSOBTFMJ15 fatcat:x2jhxxbkybgonc3tzkxyqbmxmu