A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer

J. D. Whited, B. J. Mills, R. P. Hall, R. J. Drugge, James M Grichnik, D. L. Simel

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Abstract

We have used inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment for store-and-forward teledermatology and compared the precision and accuracy of digital image consultations with conventional, clinic-based consultations. Thirteen lesions were studied on 12 patients referred to a dermatology clinic for a suspected skin cancer. Patients were examined by two dermatologists. Subsequently, digital images were examined by two different dermatologists. There was almost complete agreement, both among and between the clinical and digital examiners, on differential diagnosis and biopsy recommendations. Agreement on the single most likely diagnosis was also good. Digital imaging shows promise in teledermatology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Skin Neoplasms
Referral and Consultation
Dermatology
Differential Diagnosis
Biopsy
Equipment and Supplies
Dermatologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Informatics

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Whited, J. D., Mills, B. J., Hall, R. P., Drugge, R. J., Grichnik, J. M., & Simel, D. L. (1998). A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 4(2), 108-112.

A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer. / Whited, J. D.; Mills, B. J.; Hall, R. P.; Drugge, R. J.; Grichnik, James M; Simel, D. L.

In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.12.1998, p. 108-112.

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Whited, JD, Mills, BJ, Hall, RP, Drugge, RJ, Grichnik, JM & Simel, DL 1998, 'A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 108-112.
Whited JD, Mills BJ, Hall RP, Drugge RJ, Grichnik JM, Simel DL. A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 1998 Dec 1;4(2):108-112.
Whited, J. D. ; Mills, B. J. ; Hall, R. P. ; Drugge, R. J. ; Grichnik, James M ; Simel, D. L. / A pilot trial of digital imaging in skin cancer. In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 1998 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 108-112.
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