What is a Dermoscan?
Dermoscan is a total body photography and mole monitoring system. It was developed in Germany. Wagga had the third Dermoscan in Australia. Since we purchased ours the Melanoma Institute of Australia have installed them, as they to recognised the abilities of this system.
Who should have a Dermoscan?
We recommend all patients have a dermoscan as part of their skin cancer screening. It is another layer of protection in looking after your skin.
How does it work?
When you have your first assessment this is a 'baseline' set of photos.
At your next appointment for Dermoscan (3-6 months later) a second set of photos is taken. They are then compared and analysed by the inbuilt software within the Dermoscan system.
The computer maps each mole and identifies it as either:
Stable Mole present before - ie no change.
New Mole not present before.
Changed mole (A mole present on the last scan, that has changed).