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Mole Mapping Technology

Mole mapping is a relatively new technology that is typically only available at leading health and research centers, such as the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. However, we are the only Fresno health center offering mole mapping technology, and our patients are already reaping the benefits. Our office operates a cutting edge, total body imaging photo studio that takes precise photos of the body. We integrate mole mapping technology to identify moles on the body and monitor changes. Because our photo imaging device is so scrupulous, we can quickly identify changes to new and existing moles on the skin, which can help us discover abnormal skin cells faster than if we rely only on human observation. Mole mapping is quickly becoming the preferred way to discover skin lesions early in their progression. In fact, several of leading skin cancer centers in the United States rely on mole mapping technology, as do more than half of new dermatologists completing their residencies. Our patients benefit from simplified access to body imaging and mole mapping without having to travel away from home.

The Benefits of Mole Mapping

Although anyone can benefit from advanced body imaging mole mapping, we particularly recommend it for patients who are at an increased risk of developing melanoma or who have previously survived the disease. Mole mapping also benefits patients who have a large number of non-cancerous moles that may disguise the presence of a cancerous mole. Early detection of a cancerous mole increases the likelihood of survival significantly, as it is much easier to remove the cancer before it becomes larger, thickens and potentially spreads to the lymph nodes and other areas of the body.

About Mole Mapping

Richard Buckley, MD and Canfield Scientific announced the addition of a DermaGraphix Mole Mapping (Whole Body Photography) System to Pocono Medical Care Advanced Dermatology's Skin Cancer Imaging Center in Milford, Pennsylvania.

Using a high-resolution professional digital SLR camera and advanced software, the DermaGraphix system allows physicians to map a patient's entire skin surface creating a photographic baseline. Using this digital mole map, physicians can more easily spot new moles and moles that are rapidly changing 'one of the hallmarks of melanoma.

'Mole mapping is used in most of the melanoma clinics in university hospitals and cancer centers,' said Thomas Bialoglow of Canfield Scientific. 'The powerful DermaGraphix system, which is in use at Sloan-Kettering, is now also available at Pocono Medical Care Advanced Dermatology.'

'Melanoma, when detected early, is almost always curable,' said Richard Buckley, MD of Pocono Medical Care Advanced Dermatology. 'Baseline mole-mapping helps me detect melanoma very early on and helps me minimize the excision of moles that are benign."

Patients in need of DermaGraphix digital mole mapping or information on moles and melanoma can contact Pocono Medical Care Advanced Dermatology now for an appointment or brochures at 570-296-4000.

Canfield Imaging Systems (Fairfield, NJ) is a leading supplier of medical photographic equipment, software and computer systems for patient imaging in medicine and research. With distribution in 40 countries, Canfield Imaging Systems (a division of Canfield Scientific, Inc.) is the world's largest provider of photographic documentation products and services for pharmaceutical research. The mission of Canfield Imaging Systems is to provide advanced patient imaging capabilities to physicians and the healthcare industry. Canfield Imaging Systems is the exclusive distributor of DermoGenius technology in the United States.

Dr. Richard Buckley said, 'The DermaGraphix system also does a great job with cosmetic simulation. A digital picture of the patient is made and DermaGraphix will then make changes to the image according to the procedure being considered. Patients can see how they could appear after cosmetic procedures such as Botox, collagen, microdermabrasion and laser treatments.'

Pocono Medical Care Advanced Dermatology (Milford, PA) is the medical practice of Richard Buckley, MD and Marina Buckley, MD. Since 1987, the skilled physicians and health care professionals of Pocono Medical Care have delivered a wide range of high quality medical care and services including diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and growths such as moles, cancers and roseacea, cosmetic treatments including laser, microdermabrasion, collagen and Botox injections, fat transfer, scar reduction. Pocono Medical Care also offers internal medicine services and a wide range of on-site diagnostic capabilities including cardiac stress testing, sigmoidoscopy and cancer screening.

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