Computer-aided diagnosis of skin cancer: A review

Navid Razmjooy*, Mohsen Ashourian, Maryam Karimifard, Vania V. Estrela, Hermes J. Loschi, Douglas Do Nascimento, Reinaldo P. França, Mikhail Vishnevski

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Cancer is currently one of the main health issues in the world. Among different varie-ties of cancers, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world and accounts for 75% of the world's cancer. Indeed, skin cancer involves abnormal changes in the outer layer of the skin. Alt-hough most people with skin cancer recover, it is one of the major concerns of people due to its high prevalence. Most types of skin cancers grow only locally and invade adjacent tissues, but some of them, especially melanoma (cancer of the pigment cells), which is the rarest type of skin cancer, may spread through the circulatory system or lymphatic system and reach the farthest points of the body. Many papers have been reviewed about the application of image processing in cancer detection. In this paper, the automatic skin cancer detection and also different steps of such a process have been discussed based on the implantation capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-793
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Medical Imaging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Image processing
  • Lesions
  • Melanoma
  • Segmentation
  • Skin cancer


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