Smartphone applications for triaging adults with skin lesions that are suspicious for melanoma
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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Walter, F. (2018). Smartphone applications for triaging adults with skin lesions that are suspicious for melanoma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013192
Background Melanoma accounts for a small proportion of all skin cancer cases but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. Early detection and treatment can improve survival. Smartphone applications are readily accessible and potentially offer an instant risk assessment of the likelihood of malignancy, so that the right people seek further medical attention from a clinician for more detailed assessment of the lesion. There is, however, a risk that melanomas will be missed and treatment delayed if the application reassures the user that their lesion is low risk. Objectives To determine the diagnostic accuracy of smartphone applications to rule out cutaneous invasive melanoma and intraepidermal melanocytic variants in adults with concerns about suspicious skin lesions.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013192
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287138