A Review on CAD Tools for Burn Diagnosis

  • Aurora SáezEmail author
  • Carmen Serrano
  • Begoña Acha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 6)


A correct first treatment is essential for a favorable evolution of a burn injury. To know the depth of the burn is necessary to develop an appropriate course of treatment: correct visual assessment of burn depth relies highly on specialized dermatological expertise. The cost of maintaining a burn treatment unit is high, therefore it would be desirable to have an automatic system to give a first assessment at primary health-care centers, where there is a lack of specialists. The aim of the system is to separate burn wounds from healthy skin, and to distinguish among different types of burn depth. Digital color photographs are used as inputs to the system. Firstly, some topics related to image acquisition will be addressed. A method to normalize colors when photographs have been acquired with different cameras and/or illuminant conditions is described. Secondly, a comparative of several color segmentation algorithms will be presented. Finally, to estimate the burn depth a classification method, that take into account different color-texture features extracted from the burn images, will be described.


Feature Selection Fuzzy Cluster Algorithm Burn Unit Sequential Forward Selection Minimum Classification Error 
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  1. 1.Dpto. Teoría de la señal y comunicacionesE.T.S. de IngenieríaSevillaSpain

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