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About ICD-ST ("Surface Topgraphy"):

"ICD-ST" represents years of international collaboration to develop a hierarchical surface topography lexicon.  It was adopted into the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases 11th revision, ICD-11. 

Publication Title: Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research

PubMed Link:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31010690/  (PMID 31010690)

AMA Format Citation: Kenneweg KA, Halpern AC, Chalmers RJG, Soyer HP, Weichenthal M, Molenda MA. Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;80(6):1564-1584. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.035

MLA Format Citation: Kenneweg, Katherine A et al. “Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology vol. 80,6 (2019): 1564-1584. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.035

APA Format Citation: Kenneweg, K. A., Halpern, A. C., Chalmers, R., Soyer, H. P., Weichenthal, M., & Molenda, M. A. (2019). Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 80(6), 1564–1584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.035

NLM Format Citation: Kenneweg KA, Halpern AC, Chalmers RJG, Soyer HP, Weichenthal M, Molenda MA. Developing an international standard for the classification of surface anatomic location for use in clinical practice and epidemiologic research. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun;80(6):1564-1584. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.035. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMID: 31010690.

Author List: Katherine A Kenneweg 1, Allan C Halpern 2, Robert J G Chalmers 3, H Peter Soyer 4, Michael Weichenthal 5, Matthew A Molenda 6

Affiliations at time of Publication:
1 Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2 Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.
3 University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, International Classification of Diseases Revision Project, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
4 Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
5 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
6 Bravia Dermatology, Toledo, Ohio. 

A pre-publication version of ICD-ST was vetted and expanded upon by international experts involved with the International Skin Imaging Collaboration to come up with hierarchical surface topography terms, via a Delphi method.

Publication information: Human surface anatomy terminology for dermatology: A Delphi consensus from the International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC). (ms no. JEADV-2020-0762.R1) Accepted for publication in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology.

Author List: Cristián Navarrete-Dechent, MD; 1,2* Konstantinos Liopyris, MD; 1,3* Matthew A. Molenda, MD; 4 Ralph Braun, MD; 5 Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD; 6 Stephen W. Dusza, Dr.PH; 1 Pascale Guitera, MD, PhD; 7. Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, MD; 8 Harald Kittler, MD; 9 Aimilios Lallas, MD, PhD; 10 Josep Malvehy, MD; 11, Michael A. Marchetti, MD; 1 Margaret Oliviero, ARNP; 12 Giovanni Pellacani, MD, PhD; 13 Susana Puig, MD; 11 H. Peter Soyer, MD; 14 Trilokraj Tejasvi, MD; 15 Luc Thomas, MD; 16 Philipp Tschandl, MD, PhD; 9 Alon Scope, MD; 17 Ashfaq. A. Marghoob, MD; 1 Allan C. Halpern, MD. 1

Affiliations at Time of Publication:
1 Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.
2 Department of Dermatology, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
3 Andreas Syggros Hospital of Cutaneous & Venereal Diseases, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
4 Bravia Dermatology, Toledo, OH, USA.
5 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
6 Department of Dermatology, The University of Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
7 Melanoma Institute Australia, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
8 Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
9 Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
10 First Department of Dermatology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
11 Melanoma Unit, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. CIBER de Enfermedades Raras, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain.
12 Dermatology Associates, Plantation, Florida, USA.
13 Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.
14 The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland, Dermatology Research Center, Brisbane, Australia.
15 Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
16 Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Lyon 1 university and Cancer research center of Lyons INSERM U1052 – CNRS UMR5286, Lyon, France
17 The Kittner Skin Cancer Screening and Research Institute, Sheba Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
*Contributed equally

Additional Delphi Consensus credits: 
Delphi Map Labeling - Cristián Navarrete-Dechent, MD
Delphi translation to Spanish (Español) - Cristián Navarrete-Dechent, MD; Department of Dermatology, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile  --AND -- Tomás Andrade Donoso, MD; Department of Otolaryngology, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Delphi Map Labeling in Spanish (Español) - Cristián Navarrete-Dechent, MD; Department of Dermatology, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Web Publication and Display - Matthew Molenda, MD 

ABOUT the Online NYU Labeling System
Original Images donated by: Alfred Kopf, MD, Head of NYU Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, New York Univeristy, New York, NY

Website and Functionality Designed by: Matt Molenda, MD

Mapping Coordinator and Legend of Terms (Affiliation at time of effort):
Katherine Kenneweg, MS4 University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH

Special Thanks To: Allan Halpern, MD, Chief of Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

ABOUT the NYU Labeling System
Originally drawn in the early 1970's under the auspices of Dr. Alfred Kopf for the New York University Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, this numbering system allowed clinicians to easily identify areas of the body in a standardized way for lesion tracking over time. As of 2015, it is still used in numerous large health systems today, including but not limited to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic.

Copyright © by Matt Molenda, MD. All rights reserved.
Images Optimized and Rearraged by Matt Molenda, MD. All rights reserved.
Original Images Donated By: Alfred Kopf, MD, Head of NYU Melanoma Clinical Cooperative Group, New York Univeristy, New York, NY

ABOUT the Original Human Surface Anatomy Labeling System
Designed by Matthew Molenda, MD

2009 Mapping Coordinators, affiliations listed as of time of effort:
Matthew Palmer, MS4 NEOUCOM
Kapil Sachdeva, MS4 Ohio State

Originally displayed in 2009, Anatomy Mapper showed anatomic site labels for human surface topography.
Copyright © by Matt Molenda, MD. All rights reserved.