Skin lesions segmentation and quantification from 3D body's models
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2005
Skin Research and Technology
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 123–131, May 2005
How to Cite
Guillard, G. and Lagarde, J. (2005), Skin lesions segmentation and quantification from 3D body's models. Skin Research and Technology, 11: 123–131. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2005.00095.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2005
- Accepted for publication 13 July 2004
- active contours;
- 3D modelling;
- developed surface
Background/aims: Characterising large areas of the body has always been problematic. The aim of this article is to test a method to evaluate the developed surface areas of dermatological lesions from a 3D textured model of the body's envelope.
Method: We applied the active contour method to isolate the lesions. Then, by means of the 3D model obtained, we calculated the area. This was tested on standards of known areas.
Results: For the standards, the standard deviation between the calculated and theoretical surfaces was under 3%.
Conclusion: The results obtained indicate the feasibility of the method for studying the efficiency of dermatological treatment.