Automated Total Body Mapping at The Everything Skin Clinic™️ for Screening and Diagnosis of Melanoma Skin Cancer – A Consultant Dermatologist led service
What is Automated Total Body Mapping?
Mole mapping refers to cataloguing moles on the entire body. Traditionally, patients who have lots of moles, with or without a family history of skin cancer can have their body moles photographed and then reviewed by the dermatologist in 6-12 months against those baseline photographs. The dermatologist will then be able to see any changes in the moles and may suggest excision of any altered or newly developed mole – a rather cumbersome technique.
What is ATBM?
The traditional mole mapping technique has been superseded by the latest ATMB system from Fotofinder. ATBM stands for Automated Total Body Mapping. We now offer this automated technique of mole mapping employing sophisticated software which enables identification of all the moles on the body, allows very high quality digital and dermatoscopic photographs to be taken of any odd appearing mole. During the follow-up appointment, the process is repeated and any change in previous moles or presence of a new mole is quickly and efficiently highlighted by the ATBM system. Early diagnosis is the key to a good outcome in skin cancer, melanoma.
How is the mole map clinic different?
Whilst mole mapping service is offered in a few high street clinics, unfortunately, they lack the clinical expertise to make the diagnosis of melanoma and would resort to referring the pictures to a dermatologist for their opinion. Further, if the mole is deemed to be abnormal, the patient would then be referred to another doctor for it to be removed.
At Dr Madan’s mole map clinic at The Everything Skin Clinic, we offer a unique, streamlined 2 step approach in mole mapping. All patients are seen and examined by a fully qualified consultant dermatologist. All moles and their dermatoscopic features are examined by the consultant. We believe that time is precious and patients deserve a speedy diagnosis and treatment. With this in view, we will offer to remove any suspicious mole within a week of diagnosis.