A Query-by-Example Content-Based Image Retrieval System of Non-melanoma Skin Lesions

  • Lucia Ballerini
  • Xiang Li
  • Robert B. Fisher
  • Jonathan Rees
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5853)


This paper proposes a content-based image retrieval system for skin lesion images as a diagnostic aid. The aim is to support decision making by retrieving and displaying relevant past cases visually similar to the one under examination. Skin lesions of five common classes, including two non-melanoma cancer types are used. Colour and texture features are extracted from lesions. Feature selection is achieved by optimising a similarity matching function. Experiments on our database of 208 images are performed and results evaluated.


Feature Selection Image Retrieval Query Image Actinic Keratosis CBIR System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Ballerini
    • 1
  • Xiang Li
    • 1
  • Robert B. Fisher
    • 1
  • Jonathan Rees
    • 2
  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.DermatologyUniversity of EdinburghUK

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