Spectrophotometric technology for the early detection of cutaneous melanoma

Edoardo Raposio, Walter Paternich, Giacomo Robello, Claudia Porzio, Ilaria Baldelli, Maria Beatrice Gatteschi, Mauro Truini, Pierluigi Santi, Claudio Bozzo, Ugo Tedeschi

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This paper presents the design and experimental outcomes of an ongoing research project aimed at the early detection of melanoma by means of a new diagnostic device. This device, based on the principles of spectrophotometry, is expected to improve upon the current diagnostic methods, which are known to carry a margin of error quantified as 10-20%. This article presents the implemented technology, in the form of two scanning prototypes, the current experimental work, and the analysis procedures leading to the development of a diagnostic model based upon the spectral representation of pigmented lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-54
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007


  • Diagnostic methods
  • Image processing
  • Melanoma
  • Principal component analysis
  • Spectrophotometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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