International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Diffuse Reflectance Image Enhancement For Cervical Cancer Detection - A Review

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Melanie Patsy Fernandes, Prof. Venkatesh S., Dr. Subhash Narayanan, V. G. Prabitha



Keywords: Diffuse Reflectance; Specular Reflection; Multi-spectral Diffuse Reflectance system; Segmentation; Monochrome; Inpainting; Image Ratio



ABSTRACT: Multi-spectral Diffuse Reflectance imaging provides information of the tissue transformation towards malignancy which can be studied by the diffused reflectance of the intense white light by the cervical tissues at the absorption peaks of the oxygenated haemoglobin at 545 and 575 nm. This technique can be used as a diagnostic tool for early detection of tissue abnormalities in cervical cancer. The presence of specular reflection and the motion artifacts associated with sequential recording of images degrade the quality of the DR images. This paper reviews the various image processing algorithms and assess their potential for improving the quality of multi-spectral DR images of cervix and the ability to identify the most malignant site for cervical tissue biopsy. This will help in the establishment of Multi-Spectral Diffuse Reflectance Imaging system as a screening technique for the early detection of cervical cancer.



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