Enhanced skin self-examination : a novel approach to skin cancer monitoring and follow-up
Janda, Monika, Loescher, Lois J., & Soyer, H. Peter (2013) Enhanced skin self-examination : a novel approach to skin cancer monitoring and follow-up. JAMA Dermatology, 149(2), pp. 231-236.
Advances in mobile telephone technology and available dermoscopic attachments for mobile telephones have created a unique opportunity for consumer-initiated mobile teledermoscopy. At least 2 companies market a dermoscope attachment for an iPhone (Apple), forming a mobile teledermoscope. These devices and the corresponding software applications (apps) enable (1) lesion magnification (at least ×20) and visualization with polarized light; (2) photographic documentation using the telephone camera; (3) lesion measurement (ruler); (4) adding of image and lesion details; and (5) e-mail data to a teledermatologist for review. For lesion assessment, the asymmetry-color (AC) rule has 94% sensitivity and 62 specificity for melanoma identification by consumers . Thus, consumers can be educated to recognize asymmetry and color patterns in suspect lesions. However, we know little about consumers' use of mobile teledermoscopy for lesion assessment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||melanoma, telediagnosis, teledermoscopy, skin-examination, skin cancer|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2013 23:37|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2014 04:59|
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