College president says 3D imaging may combat rural dermatologist shortage

Fifteen whole-body scanners are to be trialled across three states, says Adjunct Associate Professor David Francis

Three-dimensional imaging is a possible solution for early detection of skin cancer in rural and remote areas in the face of a workforce shortage, says the president of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Professor David Francis
Professor David Francis.

Although Australia faces rising rates of invasive melanoma — and already has the world’s highest age-standardised incidence rate — there is a shortage of specialists, college