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Virtual Dermatology

Comparison testing has been done pitting man against machine in detecting skin cancers.  Dermatologists were able to accurately detect 86.6 percent of the skin melanomas in patients compared to the artificial visual imagery known as deep learning convolutional neural network which had an accuracy detection rate of 95 percent.  The CNN was also more accurate in its diagnosis of benign nevi.

The first of its kind research was published this week in the Annals of Oncology journal, a publication of Oxford University Press.

The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that melanoma kills an estimated 10,130 people in the United States per year, and nearly 5 million patients are treated for skin cancer annually.    Incidences of melanoma are on the rise.

Read more in U.S. News and World Report.

 

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