Skin-Tumour Classification with Functional Infrared Imaging

Annually 133.000 people world-wide get sick on malign melanoma, tendency increasing. The purpose of this project is the early diagnosis of malignant skin cancer. At the moment the dermatologists are screening for anomalies at the relevant lesion by examining the skin area with a microscope. To determine changes, another scan has to be taken in a follow-up session after a time period of about 15-20 weeks. Today’s visual diagnostic decision is based on the pragmatic ABCD-approach (Asymmetry, Border, Colour, and Diameter). However, there is no adequate and sound non-invasive way to find out, if a skin spot is either malign or benign. If the visual approach corroborates a suspicion of skin cancer, histology is needed to make explicit diagnosis. To avoid unnecessary surgeries (on false positive alarm) and to initiate necessary surgeries in early stages a new diagnostic screening approach is investigated in this project.

Original image and IR images of the basalioma sequel after 50 s, 150 s and 300 s of thermo-regulation

Former Project Members

Cooperations

  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Reinhold (Dermato-onkologische Praxisklinik Bonn, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Ruhlmann (Medical Center Bonn, Germany)

Publications

[ 2006 ] [ 2005 ]

2006[ nach oben ]

  • Buzug, T. M., Schumann, S., Pfaffmann, L., Reinhold, U. and Ruhlmann, J.: Functional Infrared Imaging for Skin-Cancer Screening, In: Proceedings of the 28th IEEE conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2766-2769, 2006, DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259895.
     
  • Buzug, T. M., Schumann, S., Pfaffmann, L., Reinhold, U. and Ruhlmann, J.: Skin-Tumour Classification with Functional Infrared Imaging, In: Signal and Image Processing, 313-322, 2006.
     

2005[ nach oben ]

  • Schumann, S., Pfaffmann, L., Reinhold, U., Marklewitz, M., Ruhlmann, J. and Buzug, T. M.: Thermography-Based Detection of Skin Cancer, In: Aktuelle Methoden der Laser- und Medizinphysik: 2. Remagener Physiktage 2004, 28-33, 2005.
     
  • Schumann, S., .Pfaffmann, L., Marklewitz, M., Reinhold, U., Ruhlmann, J. and Buzug, T. M.: Skin-Cancer Detection Using Thermographic Images, In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik Jahrestagung, 1529-1530, 2005.
     
  • Buzug, T. M. and Kohl-Bareis, M.: Medical Imaging in the [1012Hz - 1014Hz] Domain, In: Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1728-1731, 2005, DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2005.1616778.
     
  • Buzug, T. M., Holz, D., Kohl-Bareis, M. and Schmitz, G.: Non-Standard Medical Imaging Modalities, In: Aktuelle Methoden der Laser- und Medizinphysik: 2. Remagener Physiktage 2004, 22-27, 2005.