New system to detect skin cancer early
Bad Birnbach, Germany, June 4, 2013
A system that documents and analyses the entire skin surface in less than three minutes and detects skin changes, in high-risk skin cancer patients, was presented at a German congress recently.
FotoFinder presented the Automated Total Body Mapping (ATBM) system, which controls the entire imaging process automatically, at the Congress of the German Dermatology Society, a statement said.
ATBM examinations involve taking patient photographs from four sides. The ATBM features a fully automated camera positioning to record the entire skin surface from head to toe in a minimum of time. After only three minutes, 20 photographs are saved and the new Bodyscan ATBM has already compared them automatically with the previous ones, it said.
New and changed lesions are highlighted so that they are visible at a glance.
The procedure also integrates mole examinations with digital dermoscopy. All relevant nevi are marked in the whole body image and documented microscopically with a Full HD video dermatoscope. To support the diagnosis, the Mole analyzer delivers a malignancy score based on clinically approved pattern recognition algorithms, it added. - TradeArabia News Service