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Using artificial intelligence to diagnose melanoma

July 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research on the use of artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of skin cancer has recently been published in Nature.


Dr Victoria Mar, dermatologist and a member of the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc’s research team, published a comment on the potential use for this new technology in the highly-respected British journal, The Lancet.


There is enormous interest in developing computer assisted diagnosis for skin cancer and melanoma, especially given the high incidence of skin cancer and melanoma in Australia and New Zealand and the critical importance of early diagnosis.


Dr Mar’s comment highlights some exciting developments, but notes that there is some way to go before computer-generated diagnoses can be regarded as accurate and used safely in the clinical setting.


The Foundation is committed to applying and advancing scientific knowledge to improve skin health, and patient outcomes.

 

Read a copy of The Lancet article here 

 



 

Category: Media Coverage
Tags: artificial intelligence, diagnotics, melanoma, mobiles, skin cancer,
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