MoleExpert Home - Software for Early Detection of Melanoma

American Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-examination[1]

Mole mapping software for skin self-examination - for home use only

Use your photos to find new spots or to identify the growth of pigmented skin lesions. The software compares a baseline and a follow-up image.

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Download DemoHere you can download our software demo version - free of charge! For testing two image pairs are tightly integrated. Other images can not be loaded.
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

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MoleExpert Home may not be used for commercial purposes.

Jetzt bei MS kaufenThe software is also available as a Windows App from the Microsoft App Store. There you can also find a free 30 days trail version.

 

Using the software

Facts

  • Melanoma is almost always curable when it is found early
  • Melanoma can develop from a normal part of skin (~80% of cases), or from an existing mole (~20% of cases)[2]
  • From 1970 to 2009, the number of melanoma patients increased by 800 percent among young women and 400 percent among young men[3]
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer in America among women 20 to 29 years[4]
  • In America 1 in 50 persons will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during lifetime[5]

Requirements

Windows 7 or Windows 10 is required to run the software. The analysis works only with images of good quality. Baseline photos and follow-up photos must be taken under nearly identical conditions. Images must contain at least five pigmented spots. A minimum resolution of 1024x768 is required. A higher resolution is recommended, maximum is 24 Megapixel (6016 x 4000 pixels).

This software version is for personal use. Commercial use is not allowed.

Hints

The assessment is for informational purpose only and cannot replace a regular mole check at your skin doctor.

Since the growth of spots is not the only criterion for melanoma detection, you should also be aware of the other factors of the ABCDE rule. For detailed instructions please check
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/early-detection

Although the software is very sensitive, changes cannot be seen in some rare cases. Therefore, in addition to automatic also a visual inspection of the images is necessary.

The MoleExpert Home software cannot be used for the analysis of freckles. Image file management and the selection of an appropriate time period for follow-up photographs are in the responsibility of the user. A maximum time difference between baseline and follow-up image of two years is recommended.

References

[1] http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/early-detection

[2] Goodson AG, Florell SR, Hyde M, Bowen GM, Grossman D. Comparative analysis of total body and dermatoscopic photographic monitoring of nevi in similar patient populations at risk for cutaneous melanoma. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Jul;36(7):1087-98.

[3] Reed KB, Brewer JD, Lohse CM, Bringe KE, Pruit CN, Gibson LE. Increasing Incidence of Melanoma Among Young Adults: An Epidemiological Study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2012; 87(4):328-334.

[4] Bleyer A, O’Leary M, Barr R, Ries LAG (eds): Cancer epidemiology in older adolescents and young adults 15 to 29 years of age, including SEER incidence and survival: 1975-2000. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 2006.

[5] Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, et al (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009 (Vintage 2009 Populations). Bethesa, MD: National Cancer Institute; http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2009_pops09/; Accessed August 22, 2012.

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Mole Mapping

  • Surveillance program for early detection of melanoma
  • Chances for long-term survival are excellent, when melanoma is detected and treated early
  • Change in the size, shape, or color of an existing mole might be a sign for melanoma
  • Melanoma also may appear as a new, black, abnormal mole
  • MoleExpert Home is the software for skin self-examination
  • MoleExpert Pro is mole mapping software for dermatologists and health professionals

Dermatoscopy

  • examination of skin lesions with a dermatoscope (special magnifier)
  • also referred as dermoscopy
  • technique is primarily used by dermatologists and health care professionals
  • allows inspection of skin and monitoring skin lesions suspicious of melanoma
  • MoleExpert Micro is dermatoscopy software for health professionals

MoleExpert - image analysis software solutions provided by Datinf GmbH.

2017-12-11