Technology may be about to transform dermatology

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Whenever people talk about technology changing medicine, one field seems to come up most frequently — dermatology.

Patients are already signing up for teledermatological assessments, taking photographs of their spots, lumps and bumps and sending them electronically to a dermatologist.

However, an editorial in this month’s Medical Journal of Australia says a total technological transformation is on the way for melanoma management.

It’ll be the biggest thing for Australian skin since the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap!’ campaign. 

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