Teledermatology: An update

Massone, Cesare, Wurm, Elisabeth M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Soyer, H. Peter (2008) Teledermatology: An update. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 27 1: 101-105. doi:10.1016/j.sder.2007.12.002


Author Massone, Cesare
Wurm, Elisabeth M.T.
Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer
Soyer, H. Peter
Title Teledermatology: An update
Journal name Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1085-5629
Publication date 2008-03-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.sder.2007.12.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 101
End page 105
Total pages 5
Editor K. A. Arndt
Place of publication Philadelphia, USA
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Language eng
Subject C1
110304 Dermatology
920117 Skin and Related Disorders
Abstract Dermatology is perhaps the most visual specialty in medicine, making it ideally suited for modern telemedicine techniques, as has been shown in a number of recent studies investigating feasibility and reliability of teledermatology. It has generally demonstrated high levels of concordance in diagnosis and management plans compared with face-to-face consultations. Teledermatology also has been used for various purposes, including triage, diagnostic and management services, and second-opinion services for primary care practitioners. It has been set up in a number of ways: (1) direct referral for primary care using images and clinical history sent to secondary care dermatology services for second opinion and for triage referrals and (2) facilitating community-based clinics led by nurses or general practitioners. Moreover, in the last years new fields in teledermatology have grown up. Teledermoscopy is a promising area for melanoma screening as well as for the diagnosis and management of equivocal pigmented skin lesions. The feasibility of mobile teledermatology and mobile teledermoscopy recently has been proven, and these new facilities have the potential to become an easy applicable tool for everyone and may open the door for a new flexible triage system for detection of skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. The implementation of virtual slide systems for teledermatopathology has allowed avoiding the limitations imposed by conventional microphotography. Finally, web consultations in dermatology are a rather new tool that became available in the last years and teledermatologic services through the Internet offer many possibilities, including continuing medical education, on-line atlases and databases, and specific web application suited for teledermatology (ie, www.telederm.org).
Keyword Teledermatology
Teledermoscopy
Teledermatopathology
Mobile teledermatology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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