Automated Instrumentation for the Diagnosis of Invasive Melanoma: Image Analysis of Oil Epiluminescence Microscopy

  • S. W. Menzies
  • L. M. Bischof
  • G. Peden
  • H. G. Talbot
  • A. Gutenev
  • R. L. Thompson
  • K. W. McNamara
  • G. Burlutski
  • W. H. McCarthy
  • V. N. Skladnev
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Abstract

Automated diagnostic instrumentation are defined as devices that diagnose without the need for expertise by the operator. Investigation for the development of automated instrumentation for the diagnosis of melanoma has been increasing in parallel to the world-wide increase in melanoma incidence [1, 2], since it is widely appreciated that the confidence of non-expert clinicians in diagnosing melanoma is not high [3–5]. The need for such devices is further underlined by knowledge that screening for melanoma may be cost-effective in areas of high incidence, such as Australia [6].

Keywords

Expense Spectrophotometry Noma Dermatol Photography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Menzies
  • L. M. Bischof
  • G. Peden
  • H. G. Talbot
  • A. Gutenev
  • R. L. Thompson
  • K. W. McNamara
  • G. Burlutski
  • W. H. McCarthy
  • V. N. Skladnev

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