Diagnostic Strategies / Algorithms

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun

 Keywords:   algorithm · diagnostic strategy
Description In this chapter we will cover the diagnostic strategies / algorithms in dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method.
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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Status update May 20, 2017
Status by Ralph P. Braun

Pattern analysis

ABCD rule

Menzies Method

Seven Point Checklist

Three point checklist

Chaos and Clues


Prediction without Pigment

Other diagnostic strategies / algorithms

Since the early days of dermoscopy, diagnostic algorithms have been in the centre of research. The purpose of a diagnostic algorithmIn mathematics and computer science, an algorithm (Listeni/ˈælɡərɪðəm/ AL-gə-ri-dhəm) is a self-contained sequence of actions to be performed. Algorithms can perform calculation, data processing and automated reasoning tasks. in the most copious to determine whether the lesion is benignis any condition that is harmless in the long run or malignantThis glossary term has not yet been described.. It uses different dermoscopy criteriameasure of how well one variable or set of variables predicts an outcome and or a combination of dermoscopy criteria so that one will be able to make the correct diagnosisis the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions. In this chapter we focused on the most used algorithms listed above.
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