Skin Selfies Help Dermatologists Diagnose From Afar

Skin Selfies Help Dermatologists Diagnose From Afar
Innovation

Teledermatology is a new medical field where people send their doctors photos of their skin to receive a diagnosis.

Daniela Walker
  • 18 february 2014

Panic over that mole that seems to have miraculously grown overnight may be soon be assuaged as quick as you can take a selfie. A new University of Pennsylvania study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology shows that teledermatology – remote diagnosis via an app – resulted in almost the same diagnosis as if the user had come in to a hospital to see a doctor in person.

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