The use of a digital imaging system in a dermatologic surgery practice.Dermatol Surg. 1997 Jan; 23(1):31-2.DS
Digital imaging systems are now commercially available, reasonably affordable, and much improved in quality.
To present our 2-year experience with a digital imaging system in Mohs and dermatologic surgery practice and to inform readers of the equipment needed, its cost, uses, advantages, and disadvantages compared with conventional photography.
The advantages of a digital imaging system include quality images, easy storage and retrieval, and cost-effectiveness. The disadvantages are few: a substantial initial investment and the training of office personnel in its use and maintenance. Uses include monitoring nevomelanocytic lesions, surgical photo documentation, medical records, and a photographic research database.