What is Digital Medical Photography
Mole mapping and full body digital medical photography is the taking of digital photographs of lesions and storing them in your record for future reference.
What is it for?
If you have a large number of moles or lesions, photography can be a very useful tool for monitoring them over the long term.
What is full-body photography?
Full-body photography ( mole mapping ) can be performed to detect melanoma at an early stage. In this procedure, pictures of entire skin surfaces—such as the face, neck, trunk and limbs—are taken using a digital camera.
They will serve as a baseline to track any changes in the shape, size or colour of moles. Full-body photography is often used for high-risk patients, particularly those with dysplastic naevi (atypical moles).
Can it be used for other conditions?
Yes, digital medical photography can be useful for measuring the progress of other skin conditions, such as vitiligo and acne.
Furthermore, it can be used as a baseline for post-treatment and follow-up analyses, showing possible reactions to treatments that have been given.