An Acceleration of Improved Segmentation Methods for Dermoscopy Images Using GPU

  • Pawan Kumar UpadhyayEmail author
  • Satish Chandra
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 524)


Medical images have made a great influence on medicine, diagnosis, and treatment. The essential element of medical image processing is segmentation for identifying the region of interest. The fundamental methods of image segmentation are unable to process the large dataset of images and require scaling to make them more interactive. In order to address this issue, an exponential entropy-based image segmentation methods are proposed which are based on boundary demarcation, contour- and learning-based approaches. To accelerate these methods on graphical processing unit, a well-defined concept of memory preallocation and vectorization are incorporated in the novel approach. Results have been investigated on 240 gold standard dermoscopy images. These results reveal that the optimized methods of segmentation are computationally benefited from GPU processing in terms of speed and accuracy for skin lesion detection.


Adaptive thresholding Active snake Pulse-coupled neural network Graphical processing unit Exponential entropy Dermoscopy images 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CSE & ITJIIT UniversityNoidaIndia

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