Consumer Mobile Teledermoscopy Research Program – Pilot Study 2


Mobile teledermoscopy allows consumers to send images of skin lesions to a teledermatologist for remote diagnosis. This study builds on the work of our previous clinical trial ”Using mobile phone images to improve the early detection of skin cancer” by inviting the public to use the dermatoscope, and to extend the research to consumers at average risk of melanoma.

Consumers aged 50-64 years at high risk of melanoma were recruited from a population-based cohort study and via media announcements in Brisbane, Australia in 2013.


Horsham, C., Loescher, LJ., Whiteman, DC., Soyer, HP., Janda M. (2016) Consumer acceptance of patient‐performed mobile teledermoscopy for the early detection of melanomaBritish Journal of Dermatology

Spinks, Jean, Janda, Monika, Soyer, H. Peter, & Whitty, Jennifer A. (2016) Consumer preferences for teledermoscopy screening to detect melanoma early. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(1), pp. 39-46.

Manahan, M.N., Soyer, H.P., Loescher, L.J., Horsham, C., Vagenas, D., Whiteman, D.C., et al. (2015) A pilot trial of mobile, patient-performed teledermoscopy. British Journal of Dermatology, 172(4), pp. 1072-1080.


Link to QUT media release, click here.

To view the channel 10 news report on this study view the video below.