New app helps doctors identify skin cancer

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 26 June, 2019
By: Andrew Ryan

NTU Hospital unveils new app that can help identify skin cancer. (CNA)

A new smart phone app is helping doctors identify skin cancer in patients.

At a press conference on Tuesday, National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital dermatologist Chan Chih-chieh explained how the app can help doctors. He said that even experienced doctors have a tough time determining the nature of a mole just by looking at it with the naked eye. That means it’s necessary to take a graft and examine it under a microscope, a process that requires a small surgery.

With the new smart phone app and an artificial intelligence-powered system called AI-CDSS, users simply take a photograph of a skin spot. In just seconds, the database can identify five different kinds of skin disease, including: melanoma, two kinds of carcinoma – SCC and BCC, nevus, and SEB K.    [FULL  STORY]

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