CAN YOUR PHONE REALLY DIAGNOSE MELANOMA? NOT SO FAST!

According to an study published in JAMA Dermatology which evaluated 4 smartphone applications that analyze photographs to identify malignant melanoma, the apps were able to make the diagnosis of malignant melanoma between 6.8% to 98.1% of the time.  The app that was found to be most effective sends the photographs to a Dermatologist for evaluation. What is important to remember is that smartphone apps are not classified as medical tools but as educational devices and clearly do not replace the need for a professional opinion.

Posted in

Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist

Recent Posts

Categories

Subscribe!