Abstract Number: 57

An Overview of Evolving Dermoscopy Algorithms and Its Use by Non-experts

C. J. Arora 1 , D. Murrell2

Meeting: 2021 Dermcoll

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Introduction: Despite improvement in the treatment of late-stage melanoma, the best chance of survival still depends on early diagnosis. General Practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact for the public and their perfor- mance in triaging skin cancer lesions is significantly enhanced with dermoscope. Like any other tool, der- moscopy requires training for its effective use. To make learning standardised and easy several algorithms have been developed over time. In this article we will review dermoscopy algorithms.
Methods: We conducted a literature search in three sources, namely: Google Scholar, PubMed and ProQuest.

Results: We identified 23 algorithms for clinical der- moscopy and have presented these in tabulated form for overview.

Conclusion: There is no perfect algorithm to begin with. It is important to have a basic knowledge of the underlying principles of dermoscopic features which can be attained by using different algorithms.