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BACKGROUND As a result of advances in skin imaging technology and the development of suitable image processing techniques, during the last decade, there has been a significant increase of interest in the computer-aided diagnosis of melanoma. Automated border detection is one of the most important steps in this procedure, because the accuracy of the(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for better standardization of the dermoscopic terminology in assessing pigmented skin lesions. OBJECTIVE The virtual Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy was organized to investigate reproducibility and validity of the various features and diagnostic algorithms. METHODS Dermoscopic images of 108 lesions were evaluated via the(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the relevant morphologic features and to create a simple diagnostic method for pigmented basal cell carcinoma (BCC) using in vivo cutaneous surface microscopy (ie, dermoscopy, dermatoscopy, or oil epiluminescence microscopy). DESIGN Pigmented skin lesions were photographed in vivo using immersion oil (surface microscopy). All(More)
BACKGROUND Providing ongoing clinical care that adequately addresses patients' medical, psychosocial and information needs is challenging, particularly for patient groups at increased risk of developing life-threatening disease such as malignant melanoma. This study examined a model of clinical care developed by the High Risk Clinic (HRC) of the Sydney(More)
BACKGROUND Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique that enables the clinician to perform direct microscopic examination of diagnostic features, not seen by the naked eye, in pigmented skin lesions. Diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy has previously been assessed in meta-analyses including studies performed in experimental and clinical settings. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Recent developments in computer technology have raised expectations that fully automated diagnostic instruments will become available to diagnose cutaneous melanoma without the need of human expertise. OBJECTIVES To critically review the contemporary literature on computer diagnosis of melanoma, evaluate the accuracy of such computer diagnosis,(More)
We recently described an in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) method and our aim was to evaluate a possible additive value of this type of analysis in the management of melanocytic lesions. In two referral centers (Sydney and Modena), lesions (203 nevi and 123 melanomas (MMs) with a median Breslow thickness of 0.54 mm) were excised on the basis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To calculate survival probabilities of patients with 3 or more multiple primary melanomas. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of patients with primary melanoma. SETTING Patients treated at a tertiary center (Sydney Melanoma Unit, Sydney, Australia) for stage I or II melanoma between 1983 and 1999. Patients From 5250 patients with primary(More)
BACKGROUND Skin surface microscopy (oil epiluminescence microscopy, dermoscopy, dermatoscopy) has been shown to increase the diagnostic accuracy of melanoma. However, all studies to date have been in an expert setting. OBJECTIVES To determine whether primary care physicians (PCP) (general practitioners) could improve their melanoma diagnosis using surface(More)