Automatic Diagnosis of Melanoma Based on the 7-Point Checklist

  • Gabriella Fabbrocini
  • Valerio De Vita
  • Sara Cacciapuoti
  • Giuseppe Di Leo
  • Consolatina Liguori
  • Alfredo Paolillo
  • Antonio Pietrosanto
  • Paolo Sommella
Part of the Series in BioEngineering book series (SERBIOENG)


An image based system implementing a well-known diagnostic method is disclosed for the automatic detection of melanomas as support to clinicians. The software procedure is able to recognize automatically the skin lesion within the digital image, measure morphological and chromatic parameters, carry out a suitable classification for detecting the dermoscopic structures provided by the 7-Point Checklist. Advanced techniques are introduced at different stages of the image processing pipeline, including the border detection, the extraction of low-level features and scoring of high order features.


Melanoma Pigmented lesions Dermoscopy Image analysis Semiautomatic diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriella Fabbrocini
    • 1
  • Valerio De Vita
    • 1
  • Sara Cacciapuoti
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Di Leo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Consolatina Liguori
    • 2
  • Alfredo Paolillo
    • 2
  • Antonio Pietrosanto
    • 2
  • Paolo Sommella
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatology ResearchUniversity Federico II of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn)University of SalernoFiscianoItaly

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