Brazilian Researchers Develop Improved Software to Diagnose Melanoma

The program works on top of algorithms, which are used by an artificial intelligence technique to interpret data from the use of neural networks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Researchers from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) improve a software capable of speeding up diagnoses of melanoma type skin cancer. So far, the computer program has achieved 86 percent accuracy in identifying the disease.

Although melanoma represents only 3 percent of the Brazilian population of malignant neoplasms that manifest in the skin, the variety requires attention because it can spread to other cells of the body installing a process called metastasis, the most aggressive of all.

To reach the diagnosis, the software of the Unicamp team compares the lesion with another 23,906 stored in . . .

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