Constantly increasing, it is estimated that 25% of Italians have suffered from it at least once in their life. It’s skin diseases, more and more frequent, which indiscriminately affect men and women at any age. At the same time, there is an increasing need to improve knowledge and awareness of widespread diseases, which often have a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life and on the costs of the NHS.
Diagnosis in dermatology is particularly difficult, the skin, in fact, responds to various pathogenic aggressions with a limited spectrum of clinical manifestations (e.g. erythema, wheal, vesicle, bubble, pustule, papule, etc.), phenomena common to various skin diseases which make dermatological diagnosis complex. The dermatological examination, in these cases, is used to identify any triggering factors through the clinical observation of the lesions and in-depth tests.
Have the best dermatological image library to the world – reads a note from the Naos Group – a sort of universal digital encyclopedia of the skin, of its manifestations and how these can manifest themselves, even in a rather different way, according to the different phototypes or even rare skin diseases, it is a considerable help for learning the discipline and for more accurate and timely diagnosis thanks to the sharing of an enormous amount of images. The College of University Professors of Dermatology, in partnership with Naos Italia, owner of the Bioderma and Institut Esthederm brands – continues the note – announce the availability for dermatologists of the Visual Dx “Decision Support System” project, an educational tool that will be offered free of charge and totally unconditional to all dermatology specialists and their tutors to support them in clinical decisions. The system also uses artificial intelligence, not surprisingly recently awarded the most prestigious award recognized to companies that deal with scientific and technological innovation.
With over 45,000 images – the note details – is a tool designed to amplify clinical reasoning skills, contributes to an improvement in differential diagnoses, and improves the results for patients and the efficiency of the centers that Naos now introduces by making available to Italian university dermatological clinics Visual Dx “Decision Support System” following an agreement with Logical Images Inc., a corporation based in New York that successfully operates within the VisualDx. Currently this tool is in use in over 2,300 centers worldwide including universities, hospitals and medical research sites, it is normally used in the most prestigious centers such as Harvard Medical School, Yale, Stanford Medicine, Imperial College of London, United Arab Emirates University.
“The possibility of having a support system for diagnosis and at the same time study and deepening of skin diseases common to all schools – says Giovanni Pellacani, full professor of Dermatology at the La Sapienza University of Rome and director of the dermatological clinic of the Polyclinic Umberto I – will allow a better and more effective training, training the trainees in differential diagnostics and the correct clinical approach. Our discipline has always been at the forefront of technological evolution, both diagnostic and therapeutic, and now it is also from the point of view of training with the systematic introduction of new digital education systems ”
“Naos Italia in promoting its mission and renewing its commitment to support the scientific community, as a key player in the panorama of companies operating in dermatology, is pleased – explains Filippo Immè, CEO of the Naos Group – to offer unconditional support to specialty schools, by fully funding this project intended to support postgraduates, their tutors and their schools. We are confident that this innovative collaboration will further strengthen the training of future dermatologists, enhancing the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and increasing the clinical performance of trainees “.
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