iToBoS project presented in the AAD Annual Meeting

New Orleans (USA), 17-21/03/2023.

iToBoS was presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting, in New Orleans, USA.

Dr. Josep Malvehy, member of Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica, scientific partner of the iToBoS Project, presented two talks titled “AI in Dermatology: Are we ready?” and “Digital Photography” at this event.

Both talks by Dr Malvehy included a discussion on the advancement of digital total body photography with integrated artificial intelligence (AI) for skin lesion classification. The future of precision prevention for melanoma risk will assess personal risk information such as demographics, clinical history, phenotype and genotype, in combination with lesion risk information evaluated with dermoscopy and pathology. A holistic assessment of all available data, made possible through AI algorithms, will provide an efficient and improved method of stratifying melanoma risk. The new diagnostic tool developed by the iToBoS project will be capable of exploiting all available information on a patient, to enable a personalised melanoma risk assessment.

Dr Malvehy also raised the importance and need for standardised guidelines in the way digital photography is used in dermatology. A standardised approach to imaging and labelling images with important clinical metadata will further drive the success of AI algorithms to assist with image analysis in dermatology.

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