IMAGE SEGMENTATION TECHNIQUES TO DETECT NAIL ABNORMALITIES

V Saranya, A Ranichitra
unpublished
Medical Image Processing plays a vital role in diagnosing various diseases like skin cancer, brain tumor, breast cancer and diseases related to lungs and heart. Human nail acts as a window of the human body for diagnosing the diseases. The segmentation techniques to extract the infected nail regions and their shape attributes are calculated and analyzed. Initially the nail image is segmented using Watershed, Thresholding and K-means segmentation Techniques. Then, the Shape features of the
more » ... ted nail region are extracted which can be further used in the diagnosis of nail diseases. The results of the three segmentation techniques are compared and analyzed based on these features.
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