Kangaroo Point Medical Centre

Mole Mapping

Mole mapping with PhotoMAX PRO®

Allows the skin cancer specialist to monitor all lesions on the body. The mole map is a medical record that records an image and the location of abnormal spots on the body.

About Mole Mapping

Mole mapping enables the skin cancer specialist to visually compare the images from current to previous records, searching for changes in individual lesions, or the development of new lesions. The biggest risk factor for melanoma is change in a skin lesion over time, and the best way to pick up on change in a skin lesion over time is by utilising a mole mapping system.This type of technology offers the specialist a way to document your lesions without having to rely on memory or notes. At the consultation, a full skin history and full body photographs of your entire skin will be taken. Any lesions that appear abnormal or atypical will be photographed and recorded at 30 x magnification.

 

Skin cancer specialists use a number of technologies and techniques to examine the skin thoroughly, beyond what the naked eye can see. Early detection is proven to assist in the treatment of melanoma. Therefore, in addition to self-checking regularly you should have a professional skin check depending on your history, risk factors and the types of moles present, every 3, 6 or 12 months to detect any microscopic changes, making mole mapping an extremely beneficial and convenient health service.

Dermoscopic imaging

Dermoscopy, is a non-invasive, in vivo technique for the microscopic examination of pigmented skin lesions. It has the potential to improve the diagnostic accuracy up to 90%.

DermaSensor® Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

An artificial intelligence machine that assists skin cancer diagnoses and can improve the diagnostic accuracy up to 95%.This machine has a  microscopic light-emitting that non-invasively scans the lesion, receiving and analyzing spectral data at the cellular level from below the skin’s surface.