Title

Nondermatoscopic Digital Imaging of Pigmented Lesions

Abstract

Background/aims: Pigmented lesions are often difficult to evaluate clinically. Improvement of diagnostic accuracy by dermatoscopy has attracted much interet. With advanced digital imaging measurement of assymmetry, border irregularity and relative color as well as texture characteristics, lesional depth and changes in lesional area are now possible, the object of this review is to conclude the present status of these techniques and their potential.

Conclusions: Digital imaging of pigmented lesions to this date include acquiring and storing of images, quantification of clinical features including asymmetry, and teledermatology with transfer of images. Predicted uses include malignancy evaluation, delineation of depth of invasion and the development of large collections of pigment lesions observations. The field is rapidly expanding. As of 1994, it is unknown what role digital imaging will ultimately play in clinical dermatology.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Third Department

Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Diagnosis; Digital Imaging; Image Analysis; Melanoma; Pigmented Lesions; Skin Cancer

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0909-752X; 1600-0846

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 John Wiley & Sons, All rights reserved.

PubMed ID

27328215

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