dermatoscope


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dermoscope

A device used to examine the skin at low (e.g., 10X) magnification. It consists of a light source, magnifying glass and glass used to press against the skin.

dermatoscope

(dĕr-mat′ŏ-skōp″) [ dermato- + -scope]
An instrument used to perform dermatoscopy. Older dermatoscopes consist of a low-power (10×) magnifier, a nonpolarized light source, a transparent plate, and a light layer of mineral oil between the instrument and the skin. The mineral oil allows inspection of skin lesions without reflection from the skin surface. More recent dermatoscopes use polarized light to eliminate skin surface reflections.
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A dermatoscope, if available, is a preferred alternative to an ophthalmoscope to identify vascular abnormalities such as tortuosity and loss of capillaries in the nail bed.
Few examples of such technologies that are used in the diagnosis procedure are the dermatoscope, imaging techniques, microscopes, etc.
Contract award: Modernization of equipment and instrumentation hospitals KKN Part 18 - Digital Dermatoscope.
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive clinical examination that utilizes a dermatoscope, a hand-held light magnifier, to visualize skin lesions in detail.
All relevant nevi are marked in the whole body image and documented microscopically with a Full HD video dermatoscope.
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Other apps guide users through self exams, and the German-made 'Handyscope' converts an iPhone into a dermatoscope, which doctors use to look for melanoma.
A researcher at the Oklahoma State University Hospital found that dermatologists who either didn't look at all, or didn't use a dermatoscope, might not see the fibres under the skin.
During the assessment Mr Barry will be using a dermatoscope to help him detect the early signs of skin cancer.
Although dermatoscope can help in the diagnosis of pigmented lesions (3) there is no evidence for its effectiveness in the diagnosis of amelanotic melanoma, although it can detect areas of amended skin.