Nondermatoscopic Digital Imaging of Pigmented Lesions
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.
W. V. Stoecker et al., "Nondermatoscopic Digital Imaging of Pigmented Lesions," Skin Research and Technology, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 7-16, John Wiley & Sons, Feb 1995.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.1995.tb00007.x
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer Diagnosis; Digital Imaging; Image Analysis; Melanoma; Pigmented Lesions; Skin Cancer
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