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Skin Analytics on CNN

Working in a startup that uses AI or Computer Vision to try and help improve health outcomes means that we are very familiar with the term CNN. In our world CNN means convolutional neural network which is a deep neural network used to classify images. (To all of the...

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CNN Interview

If it does not turn up on Google did it really happen? Recently our CEO Neil was interviewed by CNN about our AI and how it can help find skin cancer which will improve patient outcomes and save public health a lot of money too. As a company we were very very excited...

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World Cancer Day 2019

February 4 was World Cancer Day. The Skin Analytics team knew this, heck we even talked about it in our team meeting. We decided as a company that we would tweet about it too. Why? Because it is important. Worldcancerday.org perfectly describes cancer as a critical...

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Technical Partnerships

At Skin Analytics we have found that part of the skill required to successfully develop AI as a medical device is to know when to ask for help. Recently we undertook a project to develop a back end for our AI solution. We needed more than something that just worked,...

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How Skin Analytics really helps

At Skin Analytics we are really focused on making sure that we get our AI just right. Our aim has always been to be able to help identify skin cancer earlier by removing some of the barriers that people face. And we are well on the way. But really, we always need to...

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Hats off to the University of Heidelberg

Well maybe not hats off, we are a company that encourages people to be sun smart after all! So we shall leave our hats on and offer a round of applause instead. The University of Heidelberg has published a paper in the Annals of Oncology that demonstrates the...

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16 Questions… A Lifesaver?

Is it possible for 16 simple questions to help save your life? Yes, it really is. QIMR Berghofer has released an online test that helps to identify whether you are at a high risk of developing melanoma within the next 3 and a half years. This is significant because...

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AI Standards for Healthcare

Are we on the verge of releasing skynet on the world? Not even close, but a set of standards for the application of AI to healthcare is overdue. Would then stifle innovation or provide us with the landscape to deliver real value to the healthcare industry? That was...

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The importance of knowing your own skin

  Want to know the secret of surviving melanoma? It’s simply knowing your own skin. Why, because the most sensitive indicators of melanoma are either a changing mole OR one that looks different from all your other moles. So if you spend the time to get to know...

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When To Worry About A Mole

What do moles look like? Moles can range in colour. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-coloured or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in colour and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to...

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How To Tell A Melanoma From A Scary Mole

Telling whether an odd looking mole is a melanoma is a real challenge. In fact, the only sure way to know is with a biopsy. But, before you get them all cut out, there are signs and symptoms that can help you and your doctor to make the right decision. According to...

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Ugly Ducklings Aren’t Just In Fairytales

When assessing the risk of a mole, we all know the traditional ABCDE’s (check out the American Academy of Dermatologists here if you don’t). Dermatologists bring an even greater level of sophistication when they assess a mole’s features. However, this is notoriously...

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Why is melanoma so dangerous?

It's All About Depth. At Skin Analytics we put all our energy into catching melanoma early. But why? Because if a melanoma grow just a fraction of a millimetre too deep, its much harder to stop. Before we talk about why that is, lets get into some biology. Melanoma is...

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