SkinScan

By Sophie Porter 06:55 am February 12, 2020
A study published in the BMJ has advised against the use of apps to assess the risk of skin cancer. Primarily targeted at catching early-stage melanoma by photographing suspicious skin lesions on a smartphone, the apps were found to be subject to “poor and variable performance”, in spite of one having gained CE marking. The discrepancy has led the authors to condemn the European regulatory...
By Aditi Pai 04:41 am May 14, 2014
Dr. George Zouridakis PhD, a professor at the University of Houston has developed an iPhone app, called DermoScreen, that in early testing was able to detect melanoma 85 percent of the time. The smartphone must be attached to a $500 dermoscope, which further magnifies the area of the patient's skin that will be tested. In 2006, Zouridakis published a paper about this technology titled "SVM-based...