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INCA begins to use new device to detect skin cancer

More precisely for diagnostic "stains or spots," increases microscope viewing a sample of 20 to 70 times

 
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FotoFinder device allows the examiner to determine a diagnosis of "stains or spots" through a camera and a microscope

The National Cancer Institute (INCA) has acquired new equipment that will assist in examinations of patients with suspected skin cancer, especially the most dangerous types such as melanoma and non-melanoma. It's Fotofinder and is already being used by INCA this month.

Examination with equipment known as digital dermastocopia, is a technique that allows the examiner to determine a more precise diagnosis of stains or spots using a camera and a microscope which enhance the viewing of a sample of 20 to 70 times. Besides this information in real time, you can register the examination site photographically, allowing future comparisons of some changes of the lesion examined and / or appearance of others.

According to the head of the Section of Dermatology, INCA, Dolival of Lobão Veras Filho, equipment facilitates the diagnosis of numerous skin lesions. With that we can focus directly on the lesions with greater suspicion of melanoma and / or non-melanoma and other cancers. The diagnosis was always clinical / pathological. Today we have dermoscopy as an important tool.

The doctor also said that, in Rio de Janeiro, only Bonsucesso Hospital and more recently the Universidade Federal Fluminense had equipment. The entire appliance costs around RS 110 000.

The equipment is already in use at the Dermatology Clinic Cancer Hospital I. Currently six calls are made per turn. The digital dermoscopy and provides greater image accuracy, allows for comparative analysis of some future evolution of moles or the appearance of new, since images can be stored.

Obtaining the equipment required an effort of almost a year of intensive work by the Section of Dermatology, which had the invaluable help of the Head of Service Procurement INCA.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Skin cancer    INCA    Fotofinder    Examination    Diagnosis    National Cancer Institute   
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