Mejoras que la dermatoscopia digital ha aportado a la Dermatología

Written by: Dra. Elena Vargas Laguna
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Dermatoscopy is an imaging technique that allows the visualization of skin lesions on a large scale; studies and analyzes the structure and patterns of pigmented lesions, such as melanocytic nevus or moles, as well as other non-pigmented tumor lesions.


With digital dermoscopy , a mapping of the skin is recorded, recording photographs of the entire body that will be archived so as to see, in subsequent visits, whether new nevus has appeared or if the ones already presented by the patient have increased in size. Subsequently, certain lesions are selected to record their dermatoscopic images, a fact that allows dermatologists , on the one hand, to analyze the structure of the same and, on the other hand, to compare possible changes in successive visits.



Digital Dermoscopy Technique

The patient is examined the entire skin surface by analyzing with a dermatoscope the pigmented lesions and selecting those that are more atypical. Subsequently proceed to take panoramic clinical photographs of the different parts of his body, and then record the dermatoscopic images of previously selected nevus. All files are saved for future comparative studies.


Improvements that digital dermatoscopy has contributed to Dermatology

Digital dermatoscopy has led to a revolution in Dermatology, as it not only allows us to track melanocytic or nevus lesions objectifying the changes, but also provides a lot of information that helps us to differentiate if a melanocytic lesion is benign or malignant.


Margin of error of the digital dermoscopy

The margin of error only depends on the scanner that analyzes the images; the greater experience and training of the dermatologist in digital dermatoscopy better diagnostic accuracy will achieve

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Elena Vargas Laguna

Dr. Elena Vargas is a leading dermatologist with extensive experience in the management and monitoring of skin cancer, as well as in the imaging of pigmented lesions. For more than 10 years working with various lasers and light sources. Actively participates in the training of residents and students of Dermatology

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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