Early skin cancer detection through Automated Total Body Mapping (ATBM ®) by Fotofinder Systems
For the sake of your health, our goal is not early detection of skin cancer, but earliest detection!
71% of all melanomas do not develop from existing moles, but suddenly appear on healthy skin.
In order to diagnose these as early as possible, holistic screening includes not only individual moles, but the entire skin.
Automated Body Mapping is a system that can identify and track pigment spots and other suspicious skin changes on the patient’s entire body. We do this by using a special camera and advanced image processing software to capture images of the patient’s skin. The system then creates a body map of all your pigmentary changes and skin lesions like a mosaic. These images are then analysed by the AI software to identify suspicious skin changes. The AI then creates a body map to accurately mark all the suspicious areas and track the changes over time.
We simultaneously take magnified images of suspicious findings with a special high-resolution camera (up to 240x), compare the data with previous skin findings and analyse them for malignancy. Even the smallest changes can be detected with this procedure. This helps to avoid unnecessary operations. The recorded areas are of course subsequently examined by our experienced dermatologist and discussed with you.
With this worldwide most modern skin screening procedure, we are able to safely monitor your skin and detect abnormalities as early as possible and then treat them. Do something good for your skin and make an appointment today!
How does a skin check using Automated Total Body Mapping (ATBM ®) from FotoFinder Systems work?
Automated Body Mapping is the most advanced technology used for skin cancer screening. Very few clinics around the world have access to this unique method. We at mySkin clinic are proud to be able to offer our patients the best method of skin cancer screening currently available. Our patients appreciate this very much and come from all over the world to be examined and treated at mySkin clinic.
This is how skin cancer screening using Automated Body Mapping works:
the skin cancer screening is carried out in a specially equipped room at mySkin. Here you can undress down to your underwear in peace and protection. Then a high-resolution camera takes overview pictures at a hygienic distance of over 1.6 metres. Thanks to the spectacular image quality, the video dermatoscopy – i.e. the close-up pictures – are reduced to the few atypical lesions that require further clarification. Make sure you do not apply any cosmetics or lotions to your skin as these may affect the results of the examination.
2. Analysis of the images:
The software uses artificial intelligence to identify suspicious skin lesions such as pigmentation spots or moles. In this step, all identified spots on your body are displayed like a mosaic. The results of the analysis are recorded in a body map on which all suspicious areas are precisely marked.
This is what a mole mosaic looks like with automated total body mapping
3. Examination by the dermatologist:
After the images have been analysed, the dermatologist examines the suspicious areas again with a close-up image in which moles can be magnified up to 240x. In this step, we decide whether the moles can be observed or whether it is better to take out a conspicuous spot. In addition, we also examine your skin for sun damage and skin cancer precursors in this step.
The next time you come to mySkin for your skin check with Automated Body Mapping, the artificial intelligence will already notice small changes in your moles. Of course, the system will also point out any new lesions that have appeared, which will then be specifically checked in the next step.
Regular skin cancer screening should take place at least once a year, unless you are a high-risk patient and have already had skin cancer. Then the dermatologist will recommend personalised closer checks.
After 30 minutes, you will have had a complete skin check with photo documentation and can feel safe and relaxed in your skin again for the next few months.