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Table 9 Summary of the most important studies on sensitivity and specificity of SPT

From: The role of spectrophotometry in the diagnosis of melanoma

Reference N. Patients Sensitivity Specificity
Tomatis S et al., 1998 [44] 44 89% 88%
Farina B et al., 2000 [45] 237 80% 46%
Wallace VP et al., 2000 [46] 47 84% 91%
Elbaum M et al., 2001 [47] 246 100% 85%
Moncrieff M et al., 2002 [38] 311 83% 80%
Haniffa MA et al., 2007 [48] 860 87% 91%
Govindan K et al., 2007 [49] 886 94% 80%
Glud M et al., 2009 [50] 65 100% 59%
The present study 54 66% 76%