Diagnostic Strategies / Algorithms

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Description revised pattern analysisThis glossary term has not yet been described., pattern analysis, ABCDThis glossary term has not yet been described. rule, Menzies Method, sevenThis glossary term has not yet been described. pointThis glossary term has not yet been described. checklistis a type of informational job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention., 3 point checklist, chaos and cluesThis glossary term has not yet been described.This an algorithm used in dermoscopy [[Chaos and Clues]], TADA, prediction without pigment, color wheelThis glossary term has not yet been described. approach and other algorithms
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Pattern analysis

ABCD rule

Menzies Method

Seven Point Checklist

Three point checklist

Chaos and Clues


Prediction without Pigment

Other diagnostic strategies / algorithms

The color wheel approach


Since the early days of dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections., 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 combinationThis glossary term has not yet been described. 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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