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Computerised Digital DermoscopyComputerised Digital Dermoscopy

Computerised Digital Dermoscopy is new and exciting technology. It is a ground-breaking and research-based approach to the early detection of melanoma. Dermoscopy is the use of digital technology along with a dermatoscope to provide a computer assisted analysis of digital mole images. It allows closer observation and permits assessment of specific structural features of moles, which are not otherwise visible. Thereby increasing the accuracy of the early diagnosis of melanoma and skin cancer.

The system used is 'Fotofinder Dermoscope' and has been developed by the Dermatology Department of the University of Tuebingen in Germany. The system has a diagnostic sensitivity of 96% and a diagnostic specificity of 93%. The system allows rapid Skin Cancer Screening, detection of new moles and long-term Mole Mapping, allowing follow-up in the future.

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