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MELANOMA

An aggressive tumor

The incidence of melanoma in the general population is increasing. Body scanning using full body dermoscopy of the nevi helps in the early detection of melanoma.

Detecting melanoma in its early stages is associated with a survival rate of 95%

We don't only scan lesions, we also see changes that we couldn't see otherwise!

Melanoma has a rapid growth and is the skin cancer with the highest associated mortality. It is also difficult to detect for an untrained eye.

Our mapping system for moles, developed exclusively by FotoFinder, is designed to analyze in depth the structure of a nevus with the purpose of detecting any potential melanoma that cannot be observed on clinical examination. The photos taken are practically full body dermoscopy, the images can be enlarged to view in detail the possible incipient malignant lesions.

Why? Because if discovered early, the rate of survival and curability increases.

We don't only scan lesions, we also see changes that we couldn't see otherwise!

Melanoma has a rapid growth and is the skin cancer with the highest associated mortality. It is also difficult to detect for an untrained eye.

Our mapping system for moles, developed exclusively by FotoFinder, is designed to analyze in depth the structure of a nevus with the purpose of detecting any potential melanoma that cannot be observed on clinical examination. The photos taken are practically full body dermoscopy, the images can be enlarged to view in detail the possible incipient malignant lesions.

Why? Because if discovered early, the rate of survival and curability increases.

Don't leave any lesion unscanned!

SCHEDULE FOR THE FOTOFINDER TOTAL BODY SCANNING!

Mapping of the entire cutaneous surface using FotoFinder ATBM Master means analysing all lesions on the whole body. We will study all the skin lesions of the patient from head to toe, and in addition our system monitors even the smallest changes and the evolution of the nevi in time.

SCHEDULE YOUR BODY SCAN so that your dermatologist can study and monitor all your lesions! 

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021.3136.433 / 0311.021.160 / 0786.356.361

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Our center uses FOTOFINDER ATBM MASTER AI (Artificial Intelligence) integrated

Skinmed Clinic is an international reference centre for digital monitoring of nevi by corroborating the information obtained through the FotoFinder system and the extensive expertise of our doctors. This year, the technological evolution embraced by FotoFinder arrived in Skinmed Clinic, the new MASTER system representing a full body dermoscopy taken directly from the high resolution photographic image and optimised efficiently. Thus, the procedure time is maximum 15-20 minutes compared to 1-1.5 hours previously, separate dermoscopic images being necessary only for an extremely small number of lesions. Subsequent monitoring is performed efficiently on the entire skin surface, because now we know, 80% of melanomas are newly developed lesions, and we must periodically examine your entire skin!

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Our center uses FOTOFINDER ATBM MASTER AI (Artificial Intelligence) integrated

Skinmed Clinic is an international reference centre for digital monitoring of nevi by corroborating the information obtained through the FotoFinder system and the extensive expertise of our doctors. This year, the technological evolution embraced by FotoFinder arrived in Skinmed Clinic, the new MASTER system representing a full body dermoscopy taken directly from the high resolution photographic image and optimised efficiently. Thus, the procedure time is maximum 15-20 minutes compared to 1-1.5 hours previously, separate dermoscopic images being necessary only for an extremely small number of lesions. Subsequent monitoring is performed efficiently on the entire skin surface, because now we know, 80% of melanomas are newly developed lesions, and we must periodically examine your entire skin!

Why patients should undergo full body nevi map using FotoFinder?

If you meet any of the following conditions, you are at increased risk of developing melanoma skin cancer and should consider performing a dermoscopic map of the nevi on your body:

Mole mapping benefits

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What makes Skinmed Image Center unique

ATBM® - Automated Total Body Mapping

Reinventing Full Body Mapping!

FotoFinder introduced the Mole Mapping ATBM method, by taking automatic and standardized images, associated with dermoscopy for some of the lesions, that help the dermatologist to detect new lesions and those that changed their appearance as early as possible - a quantum leap in skin cancer diagnosis. Nowadays, FotoFinder is one step ahead and is revolutionizing the Automated Dermoscopy of the whole body surface; the new ATBM master makes it possible to perform dermoscopy of the whole body for the first time. Combining the procedure of analyzing the entire skin surface with artificial intelligence and new software functions for visualizing the lesions leads to an improved diagnostic rate.

GENERALISED DERMOSCOPY

The new FotoFinder ATBM MASTER system reinvents the whole body map as a dermoscopy of the whole body surface.
With high-resolution technology and polarised and RAW processed images, it is possible to analyze nevi using the whole body images. The Medicam1000 additional cam recorder allows us to develop a visual journey of the structure of the skin, allowing up to 400x magnification - from whole body to cell.

Optimizing the workflow with patients

Standard, complete, high resolution documentation, in association with the fastest processing unit ever built. We perform the documentation of the entire skin surface in a reduced time of 15-20 minutes. The camera is automatically positioned to photograph the patient from head to toe, only knowing the patient's height. With the help of technology, the state-of-the-art system we use generates a high-performance image of each of the four parts of the body, including the palms and soles.

Integrated artificial intelligence

FotoFinder with integrated artificial intelligence performs the analysis and assessment of the risk associated with melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions using one of the most efficient algorithms available on the market today. ATBM masters integrates this technology to optimize the results obtained by dermoscopy of the entire skin surface.

Mosaic analysis

FotoFinder BodyScan ATBM detects skin lesions using the holistic image of the skin surface and arranges them according to their relevance. Mosaic visualisation allows the dermatologist to mask the "ugly duckling" of all melanocytic lesions in a single analysis, often this different lesion is a melanoma in its early stage, otherwise difficult or even impossible to diagnose.

Latest informations in skin cancer prevention

We use a dermoscope with high quality lenses to enlarge the image 10-14 times and a lighting system that allows to visualize the structures in depth and also the pattern of the lesions. Thus, we can differentiate between benign and malignant (cancerous) lesions, especially melanoma - skin cancer with the highest associated mortality. The lesions with high suspicion of malignancy are taken out by excisional biopsy with subsequent histopathological examination and the correct establishment of the therapeutic conduct.

MELANOMA detected with one glance

High-risk patients are examined at short intervals. Evaluation images can be captured automatically during re-evaluations. The patient's position can thus be accurately reproduced. As the pictures are saved and uploaded, they are automatically compared to those from the previous examinations and so we can immediately see all the new or changed lesions, and the diagnosis of melanoma is established in the early stage, when it can be cured by surgical excision.

Patients testimonials

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Do I represent a high risk patient?

If the answer to at least one of the questions below is yes, please contact us for an appointment!

Newly developed moles

Changes in colour, e. g. lighter, darker and new shades

Increase or decrease of size or thickness or height of raised moles

Changes in the surrounding area of moles, e. g. redness, white discolouration, swelling

Unusual sensations, e. g. itchiness, burning, foreign body sensation

Bleeding moles

More informations about full body mapping

Mapping the nevi leads to noticing any change on preexisiting lesions or any recent lesion on the skin, having the purpose to identify melanoma as early as possible.

If you have a large number of nevi, atypical nevi, personal or family history of melanoma, or light phototype with multiple episodes of sunburns, we recommend to monitor your nevi through a dermatoscopic mapping.

Easily speaking, the dermoscopic map of the nevi consists of a series of photographs showing the localisation and the dermoscopic aspect of the nevi. Nowadays, the easiest way to perform this is through a set of photos that include the whole body surface, so that we can visualise all the melanocytic skin lesions.

We use the photographs as initial evaluation and also as comparison with those that will be taken for reevaluations, in order to detect early any suggestive modifications that can indicate a melanoma. Also, we can use this set of photos in order to examine your skin surface regularly. If you notice any changes, you should present for an appointment with your dermatologist. In some cases, especially in those that seem suspect, we will take dermoscopic photos and will recommend reevaluation of the lesions after 3 months.

When examining your nevi and skin, you should look at the following aspects: asymmetry, changes in the margins, colour and/or diameter of the lesion. You can read more about what you are looking for below. If there is a specific issue that concerns you about your nevi, please schedule an appointment.

Easily speaking, the dermoscopic map of the nevi consists of a series of photographs showing the localisation and the dermoscopic aspect of the nevi. Nowadays, the easiest way to perform this is through a set of photos that include the whole body surface, so that we can visualise all the melanocytic skin lesions.

Yes, full body mapping is useful for everybody, especially for people with more nevi (moles), which some of them can be atypical, with personal or family history of melanoma, or other skin cancers, history of sunburns/ uncontrolled exposure to ultraviolet rays natural or artificial, or light phototypes.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that has as starting point the DNA modifications in melanocytes, cells that are responsible for the colour of hair and skin.

Alteration of cellular DNA causes uncontrollable growth of melanocytes, leading to a malignant tumour, melanoma. These modifications can be transmitted through genetic modifications, but most of the time they represent the result of accumulation of environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation. Excessive exposure to UV radiation emitted by the sun or the tanning beds plays a major part in the development of melanoma and is the most important preventable cause of this type of cancer. Experts estimate that approximately 90% of the melanocyte derived tumours are associated with severe exposure to ultraviolet radiations and sunburns suffered during the whole lifetime.

The risk of having melanoma is 1 in 74 people for men and 1 in 90 people for women. In comparison, the risk of having melanoma was 1 in 1500 people according to studies conducted in 1930 in the American population. Melanoma is one of the cancers with rising incidence. The mortality rate of melanoma in men continues to rise. Up to 70% of all melanoma type tumours are discovered by the patient or his relatives. This is the reason why is so important to check your skin regularly and to notice any sign that can indicate the development of a melanoma-like lesion.

It is important to check what the dermatologists are calling the “Ugly Duckling Rule” – if you notice a nevus or any other skin lesion that does not seem normal or is very different from all the other lesions from the same area, you need to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. If you plan to check your nevi regularly (which we hope so), there are some changes that can indicate de evolution of melanoma. It is easy to get used to the ABCDE rule of melanoma, so that you can be able to notice the changes that will lead you to a more careful examination, which will be performed by the dermatologist using the dermoscope.

Checking your nevi is easy and to the point – we ask you to download the instructions of nevi checking firstly. Remember that some people are more likely to develop melanoma-like lesions due to risk factors, but anyone can develop by this type of cancer. People without risk factors, or those with dark phototype, may also develop melanoma and they should be regularly checked up for this.

The good news is that you can reduce the risk of melanoma by protecting your skin from the UV rays all year long:

  • Protect your face and hair by using a hat.
  • Protect your arms, legs, and trunk by using full coverage clothes.
  • Protect your sun-exposed skin by applying sunscreen creams with SPF50+, with reapplication through out the day.
  • Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses.
  • Protect your body by staying in the shade or under an umbrella and by reducing the sun exposure between 11 am and 3 pm, when the solar radiations are the strongest.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Usage of tanning beds or UV lamps lead to 5 times more powerful exposure to UV radiations than when exposing directly to the sun light and thus associating a higher risk of melanoma.

Full body mapping is a method of monitoring the nevi on the entire skin surface. It has the purpose of identifying any new or modified lesions in order to detect skin cancer earlier and at an incipient stage. At Skinmed Clinic, we will adjust the procedure of full body mapping in accordance with the needs of each patient.

Melanoma is a skin cancer that has its starting point in melanocytes, the cells that produces the pigment called melanin. Melanocytes also represent the starting point of the nevi, and even though most of them do not undergo malignant transformation into melanoma, they are the main pre-existing lesions from which melanoma develops. New lesions or changes in the color, shape or size of a nevus may represent early changes that indicate its malignant transformation. Early detection of melanoma is very important because it has a cure rate of over 95% when detected in its early stages.

Full body mapping is recommended for all patients who have moles and want to have knowledge about their skin lesions or to detect a possible atypical, suspect lesion as early as possible. At Skinmed Clinic, we particularly recommend this evaluation to the following patients:

  • Patients with a large number of moles (over 50), particularly some of them being atypical
  • Personal history of melanoma
  • Family history of melanoma
  • Light or very light skin phototype, with history of repeated episodes of sunburn
  • Changes of preexisting or newly developed moles
  • Personal history of other skin cancers

Mole mapping is a simple, non-invasive procedure whereby we can scan the entire skin surface for moles and detect early changes and prevent melanoma development.

Nowadays, the most effective way to do this is through a set of photos that show us the nevi present on the whole body surface. We can then use this set of images to compare with subsequent examinations. In Skinmed Clinic Image Center, we use the latest technology with built-in artificial intelligence to perform this procedure in the most precise way so far. The images taken are currently generalized dermatoscopy of all lesions.

Based on these changes, our medical team can determine if a particular mole should be removed based on these changes.

In order to prepare properly for a full body mapping, you must do the following:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, which are easy to undress.
  • It is preferable to wear black underwear and it would be advisable to wear similar underwear for subsequent dermoscopic examinations. It is not recommended to use boxer-type underwear or shorts.
  • It is recommended to wear as few accessories as possible. Bracelets, watches, necklaces, chains, large earrings and piercings will be removed before the examination.
  • Please do not apply make-up or nail polish.
  • Do not use self-tanning products at least one week in advance.
  • In the case of patients with long hair, it is recommended to tie up your hair during the procedure.
  • In the case of male patients with increased body hair in areas such as the anterior chest, abdomen, back, upper or lower limbs, it is recommended to remove the hair from this level before the procedure, so that the nevi can be visualized. Imagine that if you find it difficult to observe with the naked eye, it will be as difficult for the device as well.

In the case of nevi in areas covered by undergarments, we advise the patients to tell this to your examining doctor before starting the procedure.

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