MoleExpertMicro is an optional software solution to evaluate dermoscopic images. It is built on many years of experience in computer-aided analysis of pigmented skin lesions. An important precondition is standardized and well-illuminated images of the lesions in high resolution.
The software was developed to help you reach a diagnosis by delivering information to important dermoscopic criteria (according the ABCD rule and others), including size, symmetry and border of a lesion, as well as color and structure.
Utilizing complex algorithms a digital point value is calculated with high sensitivity and specificity, which can support the physician through the diagnostic process.
Two images can be displayed side by side, which is useful when comparing follow-up examinations. With a single mouse-click the images can be superimposed to reveal and display changes in a lesion.
With the superimposition tool, lesions are projected on top of each other. Zoom, intensity, rotation and translation of the superimposition can easily be defined by the user.
A specially developed algorithm calculates the Digital Standardized Dermoscopic Point value (DSDP value), which can vary from -5 to +5. Lesions with a high DSDP have a higher probability of being malignant melanoma than those with a low score. However irrespective of this score, it is very important to monitor suspicious lesions to identify changes early. MoleExpertMicro has a unique comparison function to determine and visualize changes.
The DSDP score is based on the analysis of a large image data set obtained in a study and ranges from -5 (normal) to +5 (highly suspicious). The position of the score is displayed graphically in comparison to the study results.
Printouts can be given to the patient, informing them about the trend of follow-up examinations by displaying the resulting data side by side.