DERMDETECT LLC

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DERMDETECT LLC (“DERMDETECT”) provides a powerful multi-faceted service that revolutionizes the way skin cancer is diagnosed. A DERMDETECT Advanced Skin Cancer Screening (“ASCS”) combines the latest technologies to accurately image, analyze, store and review irregularities of the skin. We allow patients to take charge of their skin health and detect skin cancer at its earliest stages which has been proven to improve outcomes.

Terms We Use For The Services We Provide

DERMDETECT Advanced Skin Cancer Screening (“ASCS”)

Advanced Skin Cancer Screening (“ASCS”) is a completely non-invasive procedure during which your whole body will be photographed with two very high resolution digital camera systems.  The first digital camera images your head and neck, arms and legs, and front and rear of your body.  These images are used to document the precise location of all suspicious lesions.  The DERMDETECT Dermatologist that reviews your images will zoom in and out of these images to make certain that your entire body has been imaged. The DERMDETECT Dermographer will use a reflected light microscopy (RLM) and Videodermoscopy camera to image each suspicious lesion with ultra-high resolution.  A small amount of sterile saline water is sprayed on the skin to enable the array of LED’s to image into the skin for a detailed look at each mole.

The digital images will then be transferred to DERMDETECT secure storage using DICOM III medical image protocols like those used by a Radiologist with CT, MRI, or PET/CT images.  Your patient data is secured using HIPAA complaint digital encryption technology.  An advanced workstation is used to recall and display your images for the viewing and evaluation by a DERMDETECT Dermatologist.  Every image will be coded by the Dermatologist to achieve a high level of accuracy.

Images will be color coded using Digital Mole Coding™ (DMC) for your convenience and follow-up.  A “Green” DMC recommends routine follow-up.  “Yellow” DMC indicates the need for follow-up and a no-charge follow-up exam will be scheduled at your earliest convenience.  A “Red” DMC recommends immediate Medical care and we urge you to see your doctor right away. Your digital patient file contains the ASCS Report and Images and you can log-in via a secure internet connection and password to view them from any computer.

DERMDETECT Dermographer (“Dermographer”)

A DERMDETECT Certified Dermographer (“DERMDETECT Dermographer”) who will take digital images of parts of my body to be examined by a DERMDETECT Expert Dermatologist (“DERMDETECT Dermatologist”)

DERMDETECT Dermatologist (“Dermatologist”)

A dermatologist is the medical expert you should consult if you have any significant problem with your skin. Dermatology is the science that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails.  DERMDETECT uses Dermatologists that have been trained to read dermoscopy images and have been approved by our medical director to help detect early developing skin cancers.

Epiluminence Microscopy Imaging (“EMI”)

The DERMDETECT Dermographer will use an “Epiluminence Microscopy Imaging” (“EMI”) and a NIKON 16-megapixel camera to image each suspicious lesion with ultra-high resolution.  A small amount of sterile saline water is sprayed on the skin to enable the array of LED’s to image into the skin for a detailed look at each lesion.

See also microDerm

Diagnostic and Neural Analysis of Skin Cancer (“DANAOS”)

Diagnostic and Neural Analysis of Skin Cancer (“DANAOS”) is a multicenter study for collection and computer aided analysis of data from pigmented skin lesions using digital dermoscopy.  Early detection of melanomas by means of diverse screening campaigns is an important step towards a reduction in mortality. Computer-aided analysis of digital images obtained by dermoscopy has been reported to be an accurate, practical and time-saving tool for the evaluation of pigmented skin lesions (PSLs). DANAOS has recently been developed and is a prototype for the computer-aided diagnosis of PSLs using artificial neural networks (NNs).

See also NIH US National Library of Medicine

Digital Mole Coding™ (“DMC”)

Every EMI image will be coded by the DERMDETECT Dermatologist to achieve a high level of accuracy.  Images will be color coded using DERMDETECT’s proprietary Digital Mole Coding™ (“DMC”) for your convenience and follow-up.  A “Green” DMC recommends routine follow-up.  “Yellow” DMC indicates the need for follow-up and a no-charge follow-up exam will be scheduled at your earliest convenience.  A “Red” DMC recommends immediate Medical care and we urge you to see your doctor right away. Your digital patient file contains the ASCS Report and Images and you can log-in via a secure internet connection and password to view them from any computer.  Visit our website and you will find a link to the secure HIPAA compliant patient portal.

Information Resources

DermNet New Zealand

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