Total Body Mapping with Dermengine - Chevron Advanced Medical

Total Body Mapping with Dermengine

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.

There are various methods of mole mapping. Dr Andrew Thant uses the Dermengine platform via total body photography. This involves taking photographs of your skin from the front, back and sides using a DLSR camera. Your images will then be uploaded onto Dermengine 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.

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

How to book:
  • Total body mapping should be done in conjunction with a skin check - either on the same day or on separate days. You can book online here.
  • If you are not sure whether you need mole mapping or not, it is best to book a skin check first and discuss with the doctor.
  • If this is your subsequent mole map with us, it is recommended to book your skin check 1 week following the total body photography.

  • Skin check - $120 (rebate $76, gap $44)
  • Total body mapping - $150 (rebate $39, gap $111)
  • Skin check & Total body mapping combined session - $270 (rebate $110, gap $160)

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.
  • A series of photographs of you skin will be taken as per the diagram below (usually 28 to 30 images).

Total body photography - Dermengine


Do you use MoleMax? 
No, we use Dermengine. Mole maps with Dermengine are done via total body photography with a DSLR camera. Skin checks with Dermengine are done via a dermatoscope attached to a mobile camera.

What is the advantage of using Dermengine?
Your images are on the cloud, so you are not limited to one skin clinic. You may also request access to your images with a Dermenging account (free for patients).

Is there a machine scanning my body?
No, with Dermengine, the doctor is looking at your moles through a dermatoscope and using their clinical acumen to determine which ones to record during the skin check. With mole mapping, high definition photos are taken of each body part (28 to 30 images). Dermengine then recognizes the moles on the photos and maps them. 

Should I get a skin check or mole map or both?
Mole maps are generally more useful for patients who have dysplastic nevus syndrome or a history of melanoma. If you are not sure what to book, it is best to book a skin check first and discuss with the doctor if mole mapping is right for you.

How often should mole mapping be done?
Mole maps are generally recommended to be done every 3 to 5 years. Skin checks should be done at least once a year in between your mole mapping sessions.

Mole check

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