Melanoma image synthesis: a review using generative adversarial networks

Mohammed Altaf Ahmed, Mohammad Naved Qureshi, Mohammad Sarosh Umar, Mouna Bedoui


Melanoma is a highly malignant skin cancer that may be fatal if not promptly detected and treated. The limited availability of high-quality melanoma images, which are needed for training machine learning models, is one of the obstacles to detecting melanoma. Generative adversarial networks (GANs) have grown in popularity as a strong technique for image synthesis. This research is also targeted at the sustainable development goal (SDG) for health care. In this study, we survey existing GAN-based melanoma image synthesis methods. In this work, we briefly introduce GANs and how they may be used for generating synthetic images. Ensuring healthy lifestyles and promoting well-being for everyone, regardless of age, is the main aim. A comparative study is carried out on how GANs are used in current research to generate melanoma images and how they improve the classification performance of neural networks. Various public and proprietary datasets for training GANs in melanoma image synthesis are also discussed. Lastly, we assess the examined studies' performance using measures like the Frechet Inception distance (FID), Inception score, structural similarity ─▒ndex (SSIM), and various classification performance metrics. We compare the evaluated findings and suggest further GAN-based melanoma image-creation research.


Deep learning; GAN; HAM10000; ISIC; Melanoma; SDG; Sustainability

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