The Resource Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD; prepared by Tufts University Evidence-based Practice Center, Boston, MA ; investigators, Susan K. Parsons ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD; prepared by Tufts University Evidence-based Practice Center, Boston, MA ; investigators, Susan K. Parsons ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Label
Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers
Title
Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers
Statement of responsibility
prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD; prepared by Tufts University Evidence-based Practice Center, Boston, MA ; investigators, Susan K. Parsons ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
BACKGROUND: Cancers of the skin are the most common forms of cancer. Timely diagnosis and treatment are critical to reducing the rates of morbidity and mortality. Newer noninvasive imaging technologies may assist with earlier detection. OBJECTIVE: To provide an objective description of noninvasive imaging modalities in diagnosing cancerous tumors of the skin, to proffer an analytic framework for assessing the applications of the imaging modalities, to summarize the state of ongoing research, and to delineate future research needs. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE(r) database for English-language literature published between 1990 and March 2011 for selected noninvasive imaging technologies. We included all publications types and study designs. We extracted data solely from relevant abstracts. Our search also included grey literature (manufacturers' Web sites, Food and Drug Administration's relevant databases, and ClinicalTrials.gov), and incorporated expert input from our key informants. Devices were classified as in general clinical use, limited clinical use, or investigational use, based on all available information. FINDINGS: We screened in 629 abstracts that were relevant to the noninvasive imaging technologies of interest. Only 11 abstracts were on randomized controlled trials. Of the devices in general clinical use, we found a total of 51 abstracts on photography and 433 on dermoscopy. Of note, only one abstract reported clinical outcomes. None of the abstracts reported adverse events. Photography is principally used in specialty and subspecialty settings (i.e., oncology) and while widely used by dermatologists, dermoscopy is still not used in primary care. We did not identify any consistent guidelines for the assessment of suspicious skin lesions. Devices in limited clinical use are principally used in research settings. Available literature was limited for these devices as well as those still considered investigational. SUMMARY: A review of the literature reveals predominant use of noninvasive devices by dermatologists with limited diffusion of this technology in primary care. When compared with the use of biopsy, future research is needed to evaluate the test accuracies, clinical impact, and the potential adverse events associated with the use of noninvasive imaging technologies
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • reviews
NLM call number
WR 500
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parsons, Susan K
  • United States
  • United States
  • Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center
  • Effective Health Care Program
Series statement
  • Technical brief
  • AHRQ publication
Series volume
  • no. 11
  • no. 11-EHC085-EF
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • United States
Label
Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD; prepared by Tufts University Evidence-based Practice Center, Boston, MA ; investigators, Susan K. Parsons ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"September 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (1 v. (various pagings)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1581909
  • (DNLM)BKSHLF:NBK82493
Label
Noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of skin cancers, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD; prepared by Tufts University Evidence-based Practice Center, Boston, MA ; investigators, Susan K. Parsons ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"September 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (1 v. (various pagings)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1581909
  • (DNLM)BKSHLF:NBK82493

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...