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Assessment of melanoma thickness based on dermoscopy images: an open, web-based, international, diagnostic study

By September 13, 2022January 30th, 2024No Comments

S Polesie, M Gillstedt, H Kittler, C Rinner, P Tschandl, J Paoli

Background

Preoperative assessment of whether a melanoma is invasive or in situ (MIS) is a common task that might have important implications for triage, prognosis and the selection of surgical margins. Several dermoscopic features suggestive of melanoma have been described, but only a few of these are useful in differentiating MIS from invasive melanoma.

Objective

The primary aim of this study was to evaluate how accurately a large number of international readers, individually as well as collectively, were able to discriminate between MIS and invasive melanomas as well as estimate the Breslow thickness of invasive melanomas based on dermoscopy images. The secondary aim was to compare the accuracy of two machine learning convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and the collective reader response. Click here to read further

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