Oral Malignancy Detection Using Color Features from Digital True Color Images

Nanditha B R, Geetha Kiran A, Chandrashekar H S, Dinesh M.S, Murali S


One of the most prevalent forms of cancer worldwide is oral cancer which has a high rate of mortality. Diagnosis and treatment of oral premalignant lesions at an early stage reduces the death rate. The objective of this work is to detect malignancies by analyzing color features of digital true color oral images. A dataset of around 433 oral lesion images has been created that includes benign, premalignant and malignant lesions. The proposed method was experimented on this dataset. Different classifiers have been trained using various color features. The neural network classifier detects abnormalities with an accuracy of 94.82%. Results indicate that the color features have better potential in identifying benign and malignant oral lesions.


oral lesions; benign; malignant; dataset; color features; neural network classifier

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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