The use of mobile phones for skin tumor screening

Kroemer, S., Hofmann-Wellenhof, R., Soyer, H. P., Koppitz, M. W. and Massone, C. (2008). The use of mobile phones for skin tumor screening. In: Günter Schreier, Ehealth2008 - Medical Informatics Meets Ehealth. Conference on eHealth 2008 and eHealth Benchmarking 2008, Vosendorf Austria, (81-83). May 29-30, 2008.

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Author Kroemer, S.
Hofmann-Wellenhof, R.
Soyer, H. P.
Koppitz, M. W.
Massone, C.
Title of paper The use of mobile phones for skin tumor screening
Conference name Conference on eHealth 2008 and eHealth Benchmarking 2008
Conference location Vosendorf Austria
Conference dates May 29-30, 2008
Proceedings title Ehealth2008 - Medical Informatics Meets Ehealth
Place of Publication Wien
Publisher Oesterr. Computer Ges
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 978-3-85403-235-9
Editor Günter Schreier
Start page 81
End page 83
Total pages 3
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
A lot of importance is attributed to mobile telemedicine these days, a topic that encompasses a wide and ever growing range of applications. Small, handheld devices such as camera mobile phones have come into every day use providing technically sophisticated tasks on a user-friendly level and can therefore be easily used in various fields of telemedicine. Dermatology is a perfect candidate for the use of telemedicine tools in general, as well as mobile devices in particular. The unique aspect of mobile teledermatology is that this system represents a filtering, or triage system, allowing a sensitive approach for the management of patients with emergent skin diseases. In order to investigate the feasibility of teleconsultation using a new generation of cellular phones, a clinical study to evaluate the accuracy of online diagnosis of skin tumours was conducted. Teledermoscopy represents a recent development of teledermatology that might add up additional information in the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions. Teledermatology, mobile as well as stationary, can advance the reliability of diagnosis by expert consultations without expensive and time-consuming relocations. Consequently, the quality of patient’s care can be raised and the costs of the health care system
can be reduced.
Keyword Melanoma
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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