Mole Mapping - Chevron Advanced Medical

Mole Mapping

What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping provides a photographic record of the location and size of your moles on the skin surface. It may be useful for patients with many moles, or those with a history of melanoma. Some patients simply just want a record of what their skin was like at a certain point in time, for future comparison with new or changing lesions. Mole mapping is an important tool in the early detection of skin cancers, when combined with a skin check.

Your mole map appointment starts with a consultation with the doctor, who will obtain your medical history and discuss the mole mapping process. This involves taking photographs of your skin from the front, back and sides using a DLSR camera. The doctor will then perform a skin check with their dermatoscope and closely assess any suspicious skin lesions. Your images will then be uploaded onto our dermatology software for analysis.

Mole-Map technology automatically detects your moles on a body part image and maps them to your 3D Body Map. Mole-Match technology compares your moles to see if they have changed or if any new moles have appeared.


Gold Coast mole map
Mole mapping has detected the appearance of a new mole.


Cost:
  • Mole Map = $240 (your Medicare rebate is $75, so the total cost is $165). Please allow up to 45min for your appointment.
  • Standard consult = bulk billed (to follow up on your mole map results if required).


How to book:
  • You can Book Online with Dr Andrew Thant, who has a special interest in skin cancers.  
  • If you are a new patient, please arrive 15 min early so that you can be registered prior to your mole map. Please fill in the new patient registration form in advance to save time.


Preparation for your mole map:
  • Shave thick and dark body hairs.
  • Wear plain underwear without a pattern.
  • Do not wear makeup or spray tan.
  • If you have long hair, please tie it up.


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