This chapter summarizes the main tools used for digital dermatoscopic evaluation, assessment and monitoring.
It has the following subchapters:
|Digital mole monitoring|
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive, cost-effective tool for melanoma diagnosis. It is widely used among dermatologists and has helped diagnose melanoma in its early stages (melanoma in situ). However, most early melanomas mimic naevi and systematic excision of all pigmented lesions is both costly and inefficient. This is where Digital Dermoscopy saves the day, by allowing physicians to photograph, store and monitor digital images from a dermatoscopic examination, compare them at each follow-up visit, thus providing the means for an accurate diagnosis of an initially featureless melanoma.