Teledermatology for diagnosis and management of skin neoplasms

Record ID 32011001335
Authors' recomendations: Teledermatology, a branch of telemedicine, uses telecommunication technology to transfer medical information in the field of dermatology. Teledermatology enables medical diagnosis or treatment by a physician located at some distance from the patient with a skin disease. Modern teledermatology uses two different modalities: live interactive teledermatology (LI) and store-and-forward (SAF) teledermatology. LI teledermatology uses videoconferencing equipment to connect patient and dermatologist in real time. SAF teledermatology uses still images sent to a dermatologist, who reviews them and provides recommendations at a later time. Often, LI teledermatology visits integrate the use of static images for tracking of skin lesions, which demonstrates how these technologies can be used in conjunction with one another.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Dermatology
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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