Whole Body Photography?

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Whole Body Photography?

Post by Catherine Poole » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Have any of you found good photography services for this? I would like to compile a list for all here.
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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by Jenni » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:01 pm

I used DigitalDerm through Stanford and I like the pictures. They cost me 375.00 out of pocket I think, but they are clear and easy to use. Well worth the $$.

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by Eos99 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:06 pm

I am so glad you are doing this, thank you!

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by Catherine Poole » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:06 pm

Digitalderm does have 18 locations and has a good reputation you can look them up of course at www.digitalderm.com
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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by TX_Bryan » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:41 pm

MD Anderson had an in house photographer and studio. Not sure how they coded it, but insurance ended up picking up the cost. My local dermatologist refers back to photos at every check up. Good to see if new areas pop up, but a little harder to pick up change on some existing moles. Surprised technology hasn't evolved more in this area (ie computer mapping and flagging change scan to scan).

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by cohanja » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:16 am

same thing with the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. . they did in house, insurance covered it

Photographic Surveillance: a New and Practical Intervention Strategy

Unique to the Melanoma Surveillance Clinic is photographic surveillance, a procedure in which a specialist physician compares to photographic baseline each and every visible mole and all visible anatomic sites on the skin. This comparison is made during periodic surveillance examinations. Photographic baseline consists of pictures of the total skin surface. These pictures consist of approximately 36 poses, taken by the Rush Photo Group in their professional studio within the Medical Center.

Photographic surveillance helps physicians and patients focus on lesions at highest risk, namely moles that appear to be new or changing compared to photographic baseline. So unnecessary surgery may be avoided for moles that are deemed to be benign in appearance and stable photographically. Photographic surveillance examinations are conducted at four- to 12-month intervals, depending on the perceived degree of melanoma risk.

Photographic surveillance, combined with monthly partner/family-assisted examinations and self-examinations, facilitates the detection of new moles or changing moles that could be melanoma in an early and curable phase of development. Melanoma that is surgically removed in an early phase of development, before cancer cells have had a chance to spread, is tantamount to cure.

Patients who are most likely to benefit from the procedure of photographic surveillance have one or more of the historical or physical traits listed above.

Getting Started on Photographic Surveillance

Patients wishing to take advantage of the Photographic Surveillance Clinic require a screening examination by a dermatologist to assess melanoma risk and the need for photographic surveillance.

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by Catherine Poole » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:16 am

Thanks, keep them coming so we can list them in our resource page..
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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by goldengirl2011 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:49 am

I also used DigitalDerm and paid $375.00. I tried to get insurance to pay for it, but no luck. The pictures came out great, and very easy to view.

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by alli » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:26 pm

Unfortunately, there is no place in Indianapolis that does this kind of photography. In fact, when I called one of the local melanoma specialists to ask if they offered that service, they said no and asked me to please call back if I found a place that took whole body photographs locally so they had that information.

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Re: Whole Body Photography?

Post by barb3246 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:27 am

Does anyone know of a place in the Boston area that does this?

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