Scott W. Menzies

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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)
In vivo cutaneous surface microscopy, epiluminescence microscopy, dermoscopy, dermatoscopy and magnified oil immersion diascopy, are terms that describe the use of an incident light magnification system to examine cutaneous lesions, usually with immersion oil at the skin-microscope interface. The result is the visualization of a multitude of morphological(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 Early detection of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is crucial to reduce the morbidity of this tumor. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the variability and diagnostic significance of dermatoscopic features of BCCs. METHODS We conducted retrospective dermatoscopic analysis of 609 BCCs and 200 melanocytic and nonmelanocytic lesions, and assessment(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)
Previous studies have suggested that immunotherapy with dendritic cell (DC) vaccines may be effective in treatment of patients with AJCC stage IV melanoma. We examined this treatment in phase I/II studies in 33 patients with good performance status and low volume disease. Nineteen patients received DCs plus autologous lysates and 14 patients DCs plus(More)
In vivo confocal reflectance microscopy recently showed promising results for melanoma (MM) diagnosis on a limited series. The aim of the study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of confocal features for the diagnosis of MM 351 equivocal melanocytic lesions (136 MMs and 215 nevi) were evaluated for 37 confocal features by two blinded expert(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)
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)