Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment

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

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Abstract

Wounds that do not follow a predictable course of healing within a specified period of time develop into ulcers causing severe pain and discomfort to the patients. One of the most prominent changes during wound healing is the colour of the tissues. Describing the tissues in terms of percentages of each tissue colour is an approved clinical method of wound healing assessment. The growth of the red granulation tissue marks the beginning of ulcer healing. Granulation tissue appears red in colour due to haemoglobin content in the blood capillaries. An approach based on utilizing haemoglobin content in chronic ulcers as an image marker to detect the growth of granulation tissue is investigated in this study. Independent Component Analysis is employed to extract grey-level haemoglobin images from RGB colour images of chronic ulcers. Extracted haemoglobin images indicate areas of haemoglobin distribution reflecting detected regions of granulation tissue. Data clustering techniques are implemented to classify and segment detected regions of granulation tissue from the extracted haemoglobin images. Results obtained indicate that the developed algorithm performs fairly well with an average sensitivity of 88.24% and specificity of 98.82% when compared to the dermatologist's assessment. The ultimate aim of this research work is to develop an objective non-invasive wound healing assessment system capable of evaluating the healing status of chronic ulcers in a more precise and reliable way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings
Pages362-367
Number of pages6
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, ICIAS 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 12 Jun 201214 Jun 2012

Other

Other2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, ICIAS 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/6/1214/6/12

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Hemoglobin
Granulation
Tissue
Color
Independent component analysis
Blood

Keywords

  • Granulation
  • Haemoglobin
  • ICA
  • Ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Hani, A. F. M., Arshad, L., Malik, A. S., Jamil, A., & Bin, F. Y. B. (2012). Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment. In ICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 362-367). [6306219] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIAS.2012.6306219

Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment. / Hani, Ahmad Fadzil M; Arshad, Leena; Malik, Aamir Saeed; Jamil, Adawiyah; Bin, Felix Yap Boon.

ICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1 2012. p. 362-367 6306219.

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

Hani, AFM, Arshad, L, Malik, AS, Jamil, A & Bin, FYB 2012, Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment. in ICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings. vol. 1, 6306219, pp. 362-367, 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, ICIAS 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 12/6/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIAS.2012.6306219
Hani AFM, Arshad L, Malik AS, Jamil A, Bin FYB. Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment. In ICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. 2012. p. 362-367. 6306219 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIAS.2012.6306219
Hani, Ahmad Fadzil M ; Arshad, Leena ; Malik, Aamir Saeed ; Jamil, Adawiyah ; Bin, Felix Yap Boon. / Haemoglobin distribution in ulcers for healing assessment. ICIAS 2012 - 2012 4th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON) - Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1 2012. pp. 362-367
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