Title : Entering and challenging Artificial Intelligence (AI) in dermatology as a latecomer
The Artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare-related market is fast developing at an average annual rate of 45.8% (average of 5 years from 2019 to ‘23), as AI technology is introduced in the medical industry. An AI study involving skin cancer and hair density measurement is being carried out at Kyungpook National University Hospital. Korea has already researched AI-related skin tumors. However, because it is of the utmost importance in the field of dermatological AI, we have begun research on the development of AI for skin cancer differential diagnosis, which can assist in the diagnosis and differentiation of skin cancer in primary medical institutions. The difference from the previous study is that this one focuses on skin cancer specifically, separating it into regions to account for the uniqueness of each location and enhance detection accuracy by collecting and analyzing images. Regarding hair, AI has been used to diagnose scalp symptoms, although the purpose was not to analyze the features of the hair on the scalp (thickness, hair density), but to identify the scalp disorders. AI-based research, such as dividing the hair on the scalp and measuring the number of hairs based on the scalp image, is insufficient. The purpose of our study is to improve the precision of hair density analysis and expand the automation area of ? the measurement process by using the scalp enlargement image and learning-based AI SW for hair density in the region of interest on the scalp, which was previously measured manually, and expand the automation area of the measurement process to use it for hair transplant area planning and follow-up.