In order to improve the accuracy of diagnosis of malignancies in pigmented skin lesions and therefore improve health outcomes, Shakespeare Medical Centre has invested in a state-of-the-art skin surveillance dermoscope (skin surface microscope). Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique that examines tissue layers beneath the skin surface with microscopy. Magnification of microscopic mole features assists melanoma diagnosis and precise clinical photographic mapping accurately identifies each mole and enables the detection of microscopic changes in these moles and the identification on new moles over time. Serial objective microscopic mole analysis promotes the early detection of melanoma and digital dermoscopy reduces the number of precautionary excisions.
See Skin Cancer Checks for more information on Skin Cancers and Treatment performed to remove lesions.
An inital medical skin consultation with Dr John Goldston is required prior to having a Mole Scan at Shakespeare Medical. This consultant with the Doctor is partially claimable at Medicare.