Change detection and melanoma diagnosis

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. One approach to detecting skin cancer is to use change detection, where changes in the skin over time are analyzed to identify potential malignancies.

Melanin as a possible confusing variable in histologic analysis

Histologic analysis of melanocytic lesions can be supported by immunohistochemistry and in research also by in situ hybridization (ISH).

Submission and approval of the first Periodic Reporting of iToBoS project

The first Periodic Reporting corresponding to the period M1-M18 was submitted to the EC on November 24th, 2022 (M20) and it was officially approved on January 25th, 2023. 

The World Cancer Day

The World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4. It aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

Polarized light for imaging of the human skin in iToBoS

In this video we show why the researchers at Leibniz University Hannover use polarized light for imaging of the human skin. The cross-polarization filters specular reflections at the uppermost skin layer and enables the team to look deeper into the skin. This is of importance for the early detection of melanoma.

A flexible controller for a complex device

Each one of the iToBoS full-body scanners features 15 cameras that will take pictures of different regions of the patient’s body. To cover these regions with high resolution, the cameras will be distributed in 5 arches and will scan their region thanks to several motors.

Camera Planning Simulator

The University of Girona has been developing an iToBoS scanner simulator to show how the scanning process works, both internally (what the underlying algorithms essentially do) and externally (movement of the bed and cameras).

The future of optical technologies

In this video Prof. Dr. Bernhard Roth talks about the future of optics with focus on the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover, technical partner of iToBoS project.

Mechanical and Electrical design standards of medical devices (III)

As mentioned in previous blog posts, we continue with interesting topics regarding standards of medical devices.

Novel optical technologies in the fight against skin cancer

This video introduces the application of novel optical technologies in the fight against skin cancer of the international project iToBoS.