An image preprocessing method for fingernail segmentation in microscopy image

Shih Hsiung Lee, Chu-Sing Yang, Ting-Wei Hou, Chien Hui Yeh

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Abstract

The digital image processing plays an important part in medical image. In traditional Chinese medicine, the surface growth status of nails reflects the physiological condition of human body. The diseases can be predicted and prevented effectively by nail diagnosis. In the nail structure, the lunula and nail plate are important reference frames. The proportion of lunula to the nail plate reflects the human health status. Therefore, this paper proposes an image preprocessing method, trying to segment different parts of nail: lunula and nail plate. In the data of poor image quality, the lunula may not be presented clearly. In order to maintain the nail image quality, this paper uses microscope to capture nail image. Besides lunula and nail plate, the nail details, such as free edge, cross striation and longitudinal striation, can be seen clearly in the image captured by microscope. More details are displayed, meaning the complexity of image processing is increased. At the present stage, this paper only implements a series of image preprocessing steps for the separation of lunula and nail plate. The experimental results show that the effect is significant. It can be used in medical diagnostic system, biometric authentication or other biometric applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages489-493
Number of pages5
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 29
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2017 Aug 42017 Aug 6

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period17-08-0417-08-06

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Nails
Microscopic examination
Biometrics
Image quality
Image processing
Microscopes
Authentication
Medicine

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing

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Lee, S. H., Yang, C-S., Hou, T-W., & Yeh, C. H. (2017). An image preprocessing method for fingernail segmentation in microscopy image. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017 (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 489-493). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIPROCESS.2017.8124590
Lee, Shih Hsiung ; Yang, Chu-Sing ; Hou, Ting-Wei ; Yeh, Chien Hui. / An image preprocessing method for fingernail segmentation in microscopy image. 2017 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017. Vol. 2017-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 489-493
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Lee, SH, Yang, C-S, Hou, T-W & Yeh, CH 2017, An image preprocessing method for fingernail segmentation in microscopy image. in 2017 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017. vol. 2017-January, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 489-493, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017, Singapore, Singapore, 17-08-04. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIPROCESS.2017.8124590

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Lee SH, Yang C-S, Hou T-W, Yeh CH. An image preprocessing method for fingernail segmentation in microscopy image. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIP 2017. Vol. 2017-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 489-493 https://doi.org/10.1109/SIPROCESS.2017.8124590