Accuracy of commercially available smartphone applications for the detection of melanoma

Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) has shown promise in the analysis of images for detection of melanoma.1 The number of available dermatology smartphone applications (“apps”) is rapidly growing and there is increasing interest in apps that provide diagnosis or triage of skin lesions.2, 3 A 2020 systematic review found that nine studies evaluating six apps had poor study design and high risk of bias.3 To date, no studies have evaluated the accuracy of apps using an independent test set of clinical images comparable to those submitted through smartphones .