Basics of dermoscopy, total body photography and serial imaging | RACGP | 36 min
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
This activity has been RACGP Accredited for 1 Category 2 point.
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.