MoleMatch is designed to automatically detect and match moles from similar images taken at two (or more) different times. In some cases, MoleMatch requires that you manually match five or more moles to assist the program to ensure the utmost accuracy. To learn how to manually match moles follow the instructions below:
(To learn how to add a Full-Body Image to a patient profile, click here.)
- Click the Patients button in the top menu bar. Then, click the Full-Body Imaging icon corresponding to your desired patient.
Alternatively, if you are already in the patient's profile, you may simply select the Full-Body button located at the top right corner.
- Next, click the image section you would like to use the Show Spots tool for. (To learn how to upload Full-Body Images, click here).
- Select the two images you wish to have run on the feature, then select the MoleMatch button at the top of the screen to view matching lesions.
- Click the Edit Spots button.
- Next, click on a mole in one image, then select the corresponding mole in the other. You may click on an existing landmark to select it and press delete to remove it, or discard all landmarks by click the respective button in the top left corner. (Please note that MoleMatch works best when you manually match larger moles that are easier for the algorithm to identify).
- Once you have added at least five landmarks you can click Re-Match.
- Based on your additions MoleMatch will automatically match the corresponding moles between the two images. When ready click Save Changes. If you are not satisfied with the MoleMatch, it is recommended that you manually add a greater number of spots, as this greatly helps the algorithm's accuracy. Note: if possible, select larger, easily identifiable moles to match.