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Characteristics visualization with DermoGenius ultra based on
ABCD-rule of dermatoscopy.

The extension of the ABCD rule permits the evaluation of up to eight parameters.

These parameters can be seen on the monitor.

The illustration in false-colors helps to detect suspicious lesions.

Generation of the digital standardized dermatoscopic point (DSDP) score and a comparison with the information stored in the database additionally increase the security of your diagnosis.

Normalized image

The normalized image is utilized to archive greater visual contrast when viewing lesions. In this technique, background pigmentation is factored out of the original image.


Color asymmetry

The greater the pixel match in regard to their symmetrical positions along the axes, the greater the similarity in color. Green stands for high similarity, while yellow stands for increased color difference and red for high color difference. Pixels with no symmetrical axis counterpart are marked in black.


Asymmetry of form

The symmetry axis divides the lesion into two halves. The areas colored green mark those pixels of the lesion that exhibit a counterpart along a symmetrical axis. In the opposite case, the pixels are red. Their proportion determines the degree of asymmetry in relation to the lesion’s form. If the lesion is approximately symmetrical, then it can occur that, if the image is re-photographed, the other symmetry axis will be shown in the visualization. This applies to all characteristics that exhibit matching symmetry characteristics.


Boundary

In many cases, malignant growth behavior occurs at the boundary of a lesion. During the visualization process, those regions around the boundary that exhibit a softer transition to the surrounding skin than other zones of the lesion are depicted much wider. In a corresponding manner, thin line-like areas of the boundary are shown in green. With increasing width, the coloration changes from yellow to red. The higher the proportion of areas marked in red, the more irregular the transition from the affected area to the surrounding skin.



Color variety

Utilizing appropriate transformation techniques, the colors identified by the system are converted to false colors. The type of colors shown has no implications for the dignity of the skin lesion. The only significant factors are the variety of false colors and their relative frequency.



Color homogeneity

The pigmented skin lesion is marked by a regular lattice which starts at the main point of interest and proceeds along the symmetry axes. In this way, the variety of color is determined for each lattice element. Those lattice elements which exhibit a similar variety in color as the average value are marked green. As the difference increases, this gradually changes from yellow to red.



Structural variety

False colors allow a structural description of the lesion. Line-type structures are marked in yellow. Inhomogeneous areas which have no clearly recognizable structures are marked in red-blue. Blue regions indicate structureless areas in the lesion. As is the case with the variety of colors, individual colors do not in themselves directly describe malignancy. It is the variety and relative frequency distribution of the structures that are significant.



Structural asymmetry

The affected area is covered by a regular lattice that is determined by the main point of interest and the symmetry axes of the lesion. The color of the lattice elements indicates the structur al similarity of other elements in a symmetrical axis position. The same scale sequence also applies here: green–yellow–red for a decreasing match. Lattice elements that have no counterpart along a symmetrical axis are again shown in black.



Structural homogeneity

Once again, the starting point is a regular lattice in which the degree of local structural variety is determined for each lattice element. If this local value corresponds to the average value of the lesion, the lattice element is marked green. As the difference increases, the color changes from yellow to red.



 

Cosmetic Dermatology Pocono Medical Care
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MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center (Milford, PA) is the medical practice of Richard Buckley, MD and Marina Buckley, MD. Since 1987, the skilled physicians and health care professionals of Pocono Medical Care have delivered a wide range of high quality medical care and services including diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and growths such as moles, cancers and rosacea, cosmetic treatments including laser, microdermabrasion, collagen and BOTOX injections, fat transfer, scar reduction. Pocono Medical Care also offers internal medicine services and a wide range of on-site diagnostic capabilities cancer screening. 

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