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Using High Resolution Function Imaging To Detect Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi

2014-08-27 03:13:53 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A novel infrared imaging tool to aid in the clinical detection of atypical pigmented lesions and melanoma is developed. Goals include evaluation of the utility of high-resolution infrared scanning of cutaneous lesions in the diagnosis of pigmented lesions and the identification of high-risk lesions and melanomas.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only

Conditions

Melanoma

Location

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21287

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:53-0400

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