Early skin cancer detection with smartphone -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine


FotoFinder Systems GmbH

Early skin cancer detection with smartphone

Digital connected dermoscopy

At Medica in Düsseldorf FotoFinder presents new technologies for the early detection of skin cancer. And sets a trend for the future: eDermoscopy for web-assisted skin cancer diagnosis and knowledge exchange.

The connected doctor serves patients even outside the practice

Mobile, digital, connected, these are the trends in skin cancer detection. Therefore, more and more doctors use a digital handheld dermatoscope in addition to their local imaging system. handyscope converts an iPhone into such a device. It has been well established among doctors, enabling them to take digital mole pictures independently of a computer – in clinic and practice, on the way or at home visits.

Now there are new possibilities to work with these mobile images. They can be uploaded into a secure private web space on the cloud-like internet platform FotoFinder Hub. From there it is possible to request a second opinion on suspicious moles. A team of international skin cancer experts reviews the pictures and sends a rating within minutes. Furthermore, doctors can establish private networks to exchange information about suspicious cases. These possibilities through eDermoscopy give more patients access to latest diagnostic standards. handyscope pictures can now also be integrated in local FotoFinder systems; pictures are transferred via WiFi and saved in the central database.

handyscope is presented at the AppCircus on Medica Health IT Forum, hall 15, booth 15A03 on November 16, 2012.

About FotoFinder Systems
FotoFinder, a German family business, enriches the worldwide market for medical imaging systems with new developments since 1991. The company focus is the development of devices for skin cancer diagnosis, aesthetic medicine, and clinical trials. Thanks to subsidiaries in the USA, Italy and a global network of distributors, FotoFinder has a worldwide presence. The company employs about 40 people. The production is located in Germany.

iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. handyscope, FotoFinder Hub and eDermoscopy are trademarks of FotoFinder Systems GmbH, registered in Germany and other countries.