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Skin checks

Spot check

This is suitable for anyone who has had a skin check by a doctor or dermatologist in the last 6-12 months and is concerned about a particular spot. During a spot check, we’ll take high resolution digital and microscopic photography of the lesion and magnify the image greater than 100x to see miniscule details, which assist us in creating an accurate diagnosis.

If there are no features of cancer at the time, we will have a record of your spot which we can then use as a point of comparison for a future spot check, usually three months after the original. This will allow us to identify small changes between the two checks, and make the earliest possible diagnosis of melanoma.

Spot check

Full-body skin check

This is the examination of choice for the majority of patients, where a thorough head-to-toe examination is conducted. Any suspicious lesions are photographed under high power magnification with a specialised device (a dermatoscope). These high resolution images can be magnified up to 100x, thereby increasing the accuracy of our skin cancer diagnosis and reducing the need for unnecessary biopsies or excisions. The images are mapped to your personal 3D body image and recorded for future reference.

We recommend repeating photos of any lesions of concern three months after your original full-body skin check.

Skin checks - Comprehensive full-body check

Mole mapping

Mole mapping is undertaken alongside a full-body skin check. It is best suited to high risk individuals, for example those who wish to have a record of their moles or patients who are advised by their GP or dermatologist to have the procedure. High resolution digital photography of your entire body is undertaken.

This process is repeated in approximately 6-12 months to identify and evaluate any changes. Our state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) software assists in the earliest recognition of changing lesions, and in conjunction with assessment by your doctor, an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan is formulated.

Mole mapping

About DermEngine

DermEngine is an advanced dermatology software which allows for the earliest possible detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. This technology is used in-house at Bass Coast Skin Doctors.

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), DermEngine is able to capture high quality dermoscopic imagery, from specific areas of skin to the entire body. The platform enables us to closely document patients’ results and analyse for the risk of skin cancer.

DermEngine aids our doctors in effectively tracking and managing small differences in their patients’ skin over time, for example changes in the size or characteristics of specific lesions, to always ensure an accurate and timely diagnosis.

DermEngine’s state-of-the-art AI software and high resolution digital imaging capabilities, in combination with a thorough physical examination by our experienced skin cancer doctors, gives you the best chance of detecting skin cancer early when it’s easiest to treat and cure.

Derm Engine

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