Selective use of sequential digital dermoscopy imaging allows a cost reduction in the melanoma detection process: a belgian study of patients with a single or a small number of atypical nevi.

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PloS one, ISSN: 1932-6203, Vol: 9, Issue: 10, Page: e109339

Publication Year:
2014
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25313898
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0109339; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.t001; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.t003; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.g002; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.g004; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.g001; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.t002; 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339.g003
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PMC4196852; 4196852
Author(s):
Isabelle Tromme; Brecht Devleesschauwer; Philippe Beutels; Pauline Richez; Nicolas Praet; Laurine Sacré; Liliane Marot; Pascal Van Eeckhout; Ivan Theate; Jean-François Baurain; Julien Lambert; Catherine Legrand; Luc Thomas; Niko Speybroeck; Nikolas K. Haass Show More Hide
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Public Library of Science (PLoS); Figshare
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Biological Sciences; dermoscopy; belgian official tariffs; melanoma detection; sddi; melanocytic lesions; sequential digital dermoscopy imaging allows; excision; atypical nevi backgrounddermoscopy; melanoma detection process; decision tree model
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Dermoscopy is a technique which improves melanoma detection. Optical dermoscopy uses a handheld optical device to observe the skin lesions without recording the images. Sequential digital dermoscopy imaging (SDDI) allows storage of the pictures and their comparison over time. Few studies have compared optical dermoscopy and SDDI from an economic perspective.