The need of standardization in dermatology


There is a lack of standards in dermatology across the entire spectrum of imaging (acquisition, storage, and visualization).

It represents a barrier in the earlier detection of skin cancer, in the monitoring of the evolution over time of skin lesions, in the accuracy of the diagnosis. Standards are needed to ensure quality, privacy and interoperability (e.g. to get interchangeability of image records). Without a standardization, differences in techniques used to acquire, process and visualize images and different technologies in imaging devices can produce inconsistent results e.g. in sequential dermoscopy imaging (SDI) and misdiagnosis.

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