IEEE Access (Jan 2022)

Recent Advances in Diagnosis of Skin Lesions Using Dermoscopic Images Based on Deep Learning

  • Yali Nie,
  • Paolo Sommella,
  • Marco Carratu,
  • Matteo Ferro,
  • Mattias O'Nils,
  • Jan Lundgren

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10
pp. 95716 – 95747


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Skin cancer is one of the most threatening cancers, which spreads to the other parts of the body if not caught and treated early. During the last few years, the integration of deep learning into skin cancer has been a milestone in health care, and dermoscopic images are right at the center of this revolution. This review study focuses on the state-of-the-art automatic diagnosis of skin cancer from dermoscopic images based on deep learning. This work thoroughly explores the existing deep learning and its application in diagnosing dermoscopic images. This study aims to present and summarize the latest methodology in melanoma classification and the techniques to improve this. We discuss advancements in deep learning-based solutions to diagnose skin cancer, along with some challenges and future opportunities to strengthen these automatic systems to support dermatologists and enhance their ability to diagnose skin cancer.