Breaking Medical News and In Depth Medical Stories

 
Search News:
     
PROGRAMS
 
 
Smartphone apps claiming to diagnose melanoma are most likely unreliable
Smartphone apps claiming to diagnose melanoma are most likely unreliable

(January 16, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Pittsburgh – Smartphone apps that claim to diagnose melanoma are not reliable, according to a report published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers studied 4 smartphone applications that evaluated nearly 200 images of skin lesions for the presence of cancer. Apps were taken from the two most popular platforms. Results showed that 75% of the applications incorrectly diagnosed 30% or more melanomas as cancer-free. 

 
OUR TEAM
More...  
EDITORIAL BOARD
More...