Acne Analysis, Grading and Computational Assessment Methods: An Overview

Ramli, Roshaslinie and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Mohd Hani, Ahmad Fadzil and Jamil, Adawiyah (2011) Acne Analysis, Grading and Computational Assessment Methods: An Overview. Skin Research and Technology .

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Introduction: This paper presents a comprehensive review of acne grading and measurement. Acne is a chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous units, with excess sebum production, follicular epidermal hyperproliferation, inflammation and Propionibacterium acnes activity. Most patients are affected with acne vulgaris, which is the prevalent type of acne. Acne vulgaris consists of comedones (whitehead and blackhead), papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Objectives: To review and identify the issues for acne vulgaris grading and computational assessment methods. To determine the future direction for addressing the identified issues. Methods: There are two main methods of assessment for acne severity grading, namely, lesion counting and comparison of patient with a photographic standard. For the computational assessment method, the emphasis is on computational imaging techniques.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:1.307
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:5721
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:05 Sep 2011 00:38
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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