Digital monitoring allows the early detection of clinically featureless melanoma (melanoma that cannot be detected by routine clinical examination) while at the same time reducing needless excisions.
Some patients have irregular moles that do not show clinical features of a melanoma but the doctor would like to monitor it over a period of time (normally 3 months) to see whether it is undergoing change. The dermatoscope, a skin surface microscope, enables a fine detailed examination of the mole.
Below you can see the difference between what the naked eye can see and what one is able to see under the dermoscopic view.
This is a service offered at the Poche Centre. For more information, please visit the Skintography website or phone 02 9911 7200.