Systems for digital dermoscopy

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 Authored by: Ralph P. Braun     ·  Philipp Tschandl

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Description In this chapter we describe systems for digital dermoscopyThis glossary term has not yet been described. and their features
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Philipp Tschandl
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Status update October 19, 2017
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There are many different systems for digital dermoscopy on the market that can be put in different categories.

Every system has different features:

  • Storage and retrieval of lesions (clinical and dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. imagesThis glossary term has not yet been described.)
  • Total body imagingThis glossary term has not yet been described.
  • Digital mole monitoringTaking sequential images of pigmentes lesions in order to be able to evaluate change over time.


Computer assisted features:

  • Computer assisted total body imaging
  • Computer assisted diagnosisare systems that assist doctors in the interpretation of medical images. Imaging techniques in X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound diagnostics yield a great deal of information that the radiologist or other medical professional has to analyze and evaluate comprehensively in a short time. CAD systems process digital images for typical appearances and to highlight conspicuous sections, such as possible diseases, in order to offer input to support a decision taken by the professional. of dermoscopy images
  • Computer assisted hair and scalp analysis
  • Automated PASI calculation
  • 3D imaging


They are very different and the best thing is to try them out under real world conditions in order to find out if the workflow of the software is compatible with your individual workflow.


Standalone systems


Mobile Apps & SmartphoneThis glossary term has not yet been described. attachements


Full Body Imaging Systems

Apart from classic digital dermoscopic systems, there are vendors enabling the users to aquire and organise full body images in 2D or 3D. They are either integrated into digital dermoscopic systems, work with smartphonesThis glossary term has not yet been described., or have a separate rigging system:


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