Hyperspectral imaging for the detection of cutaneous melanoma

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Hyperspectral imaging may be used to assess pigmented skin lesions to aid diagnosis of benign lesions or malignant melanomas. Hyperspectral imaging may provide more information than dermoscopy and is claimed that it could reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. By using infrared wavelengths that can penetrate further through the skin, the technology may also provide information from deeper within the skin than dermoscopy.



Health Technology Wales (HTW) researchers searched for evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of hyperspectral imaging for the detection of cutaneous melanoma.


The HTW Assessment Group decided not to progress this topic further due to the lack of evidence of effectiveness at present.

Topic Exploration Report

TER473 09.2023

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