Clinical Dermatology

Dermoscopy/Mole Mapping

Mole mapping is the digital imaging of moles and is the most reliable method of early skin cancer diagnosis. A special camera records the moles scattered throughout the body and, with the help of a special software, classifies them as suspicious, benign or malignant. The images are saved and used in a review, enabling us to track the evolution of each nevus with an accurate comparison of the previous with the recent acquisition. It is a painless examination, without radiation and suitable for all ages.

The advantages of mole mapping are:

  • Detailed record of moles.
  • Early detection of new moles.
  • The results of the mapping are saved and can be compared at future reviews, providing information on possible changes to existing moles.
  • Grading of risk by analysis of their digital image and comparative evaluation during their monitoring. In cases where a lesion is considered "suspicious", surgical removal and histological examination are recommended.
  • It is a painless and safe diagnostic technique, without radiation.

Digital mole mapping is necessary in people with:

  • multiple-dysplastic nevi
  • personal or family history of melanoma;