Did you know that in just four minutes, you can get the entirety of your skin surface scanned for the presence of skin cancer? Here at The Clinic, we have the FotoFinder Bodystudio ATBM that makes it possible.
Advanced medical technology
The FotoFinder Bodystudio ATBM enables doctors to perform thorough, quick checks that are more comprehensive than a standard mole check.
How does total body mole mapping work?
During your first scan, the FontFinder, through photographic imaging, will scan your entire skin surface, including the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet. The automatic process assists in the early detection of skin cancer.
Some of the benefits of the FotoFinder are:
The early detection of skin cancer
The scan can help avoid unnecessary intervention with moles, like excisions.
Compares each scan so mole changes, no matter how small, will be highlighted.
Long-term mole monitoring.
Can bring your doctor's attention to atypical moles that may have gone unnoticed.
Your whole skin surface is scanned for the presence of skin cancer.
Your moles are given risk scores.
If you'd like to know more about the FotoFinder, see this article which has a short video that takes you through the process.
Skin cancer in Australia
According to the Cancer Council Australia, two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. So, with skin cancer being so prevalent in Australia, we recommend having a yearly professional skin cancer check.
Yearly checks help with the early diagnosis of skin cancer, which increases the likeliness of successful treatment.
While professional skin cancer checks are recommended, it's just as important to regularly check your own skin at through an at-home mole check.
If you notice any changes in your moles or the appearance of new ones, make an appointment to see your doctor.
Another factor to consider is sun safety. Practising sun safety can help reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Read our article tips on how to prevent skin cancer, for more information.
If you would like to visit us for your skin cancer check, please call us on 9741 1200, or book an appointment online.