Miami Cancer Institute has announced the opening of its Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic, along with the region’s first three-dimensional (3D), whole-body, photo-imaging system, designed to improve the accuracy of diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers.
This system is reportedly 1 of 12 such systems in the world. The new technology, also known as the Vectra, uses 92 cameras to take simultaneous photos of the body in 1 second. It then creates a 3D view of the surface of the skin. This allows the dermatologist to potentially evaluate every lesion on the skin, both by physical exam and with the use of other technology available in the clinic.
The Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic at Miami Cancer Institute will treat patients with all types of skin cancer but will focus primarily on early detection and treatment of melanoma. ■