Basics of dermoscopy, total body photography and serial imaging | Overview
Early detection of melanoma is fundamental to reducing melanoma-related mortality. Several melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions can enter into the differential diagnosis of melanoma. Dermoscopy is an essential diagnostic tool that helps differentiate benign lesions from melanoma and other skin cancers and is a crucial skill for GPs to master.
In this practical presentation, Dermatologist Dr Collgros discusses the benefits of dermoscopy and educates on the dermoscopic appearances of a variety of skin tumours. She also discusses the role that total body photography and serial dermoscopy imaging play in diagnosing melanoma.
Dr Helena Collgros - Dermatologist and Dermatology Research Fellow, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1. List some of the positive diagnostic features of melanoma and tips for recognising types that are difficult to diagnose, including nodular and amelanotic.
2. Develop a systematic approach to analysing skin lesions including safety framework for when and how to review and monitor lesions.