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New Device Spots Melanoma
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
A new device helps dermatologists whether or not to order a biopsy of suspicious lesions has been approved by the FDA.

This article, New Device Spots Melanoma, explains a handheld scanner and computer analyzes images of skin lesions. One problem, the device has a high false-positive rate.

After reading the article come back to discuss your thoughts -

Would you rely on a machine or do you prefer human evaluation?

dancer86442 responded:
Hello Elizabeth,

I saw a clip about this new device, on the News, last nite. I Would Try it/ depend on it, if it were available in My area. But, the report said they wouldn't be using them till 2012 & then Only in Top Notch? Hospitals. Starting in Florida?? Long Ways from Me, here in Az. Guess I will have to just rely on Human Observation, for a Long Time! Course on the Plus size, by that time Maybe they will have all the Kinks worked out.

Love Candi
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to dancer86442's response:
Hi Candi,

I have scheduled my skin exam and printed the article to show and ask my dermatologist about it.

In 2012 maybe I can give feedback since I am in Florida! Although, I have always been a "better safe than sorry" type of girl and have had quite a few lesions biopsied.


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