Development of an Electrical Diagnostic for Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies
- To determine if the hand-held Bioelectric Field Imager can be used to measure the
electric field in skin of various body surfaces, including face, neck, shoulders, arms,
hands, chest, back, legs, and feet, during the course of examination and treatment of
patients with suspected malignant skin lesions.
- To determine if there is a significant difference between the lateral electric field
strength near benign and malignant skin lesions in the same individual.
OUTLINE: Patients undergo scanning of their skin lesions and nearby healthy skin using the
Bioelectric Field Imager (BFI). The lesions are then biopsied for histological diagnosis.
Histological data from the biopsy is correlated with the electric field data from the BFI.
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Use of Bioelectric Field Imager (BFI) in measuring the electric field in skin of various body surfaces
Antoinette F. Hood, MD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
United States: Federal Government
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