Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging

Ahmad Fadzil M Hani, Leena Arshad, Aamir Saeed Malik, Adawiyah Jamil, Felix Yap Boon Bin

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Abstract

Ulcers are chronic wounds that cause severe pain and discomfort to the patients. Describing the ulcer tissues in terms of percentages of each tissue colour is an approved method of wound healing assessment. The first indication of ulcer healing is the growth of the red granulation tissue from the base of ulcers. Granulation tissue appears red in colour due the hemoglobin content in the blood capillaries. The main objective of this research work is to investigate the optical characteristics of hemoglobin content in ulcers as a possible image marker in detecting granulation tissue from RGB colour images of chronic ulcers. Independent Component Analysis is implemented to extract grey-level hemoglobin images from RGB colour images of chronic ulcers. Extracted hemoglobin images reflect areas of hemoglobin distribution representing detected regions of granulation tissue. K-means clustering is implemented to classify and segment detected regions of granulation tissue. Preliminary analysis of the results indicates an overall accuracy of 97.31% of the algorithm performance when compared to manual segmentation. The ultimate aim of this research work is to produce an objective non-invasive approach that aid physicians to assess the healing status of chronic ulcers in a more precise and reliable way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011 - Perak
Duration: 19 Sep 201120 Sep 2011

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Other3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
CityPerak
Period19/9/1120/9/11

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Keywords

  • Chronic Wounds
  • Granulation Tissue
  • Hemoglobin
  • Ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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Hani, A. F. M., Arshad, L., Malik, A. S., Jamil, A., & Bin, F. Y. B. (2011). Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging. In 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011 [6136334] https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136334

Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging. / Hani, Ahmad Fadzil M; Arshad, Leena; Malik, Aamir Saeed; Jamil, Adawiyah; Bin, Felix Yap Boon.

2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011. 6136334.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hani, AFM, Arshad, L, Malik, AS, Jamil, A & Bin, FYB 2011, Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging. in 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011., 6136334, 3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011, Perak, 19/9/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136334
Hani AFM, Arshad L, Malik AS, Jamil A, Bin FYB. Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging. In 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011. 6136334 https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136334
Hani, Ahmad Fadzil M ; Arshad, Leena ; Malik, Aamir Saeed ; Jamil, Adawiyah ; Bin, Felix Yap Boon. / Assessment of chronic ulcers using digital imaging. 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011.
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