Total Body Imaging for Skin Cancer Detection


As many as 1 million people in the United States have melanoma. Based on current recommendations, survivors of the disease and their close family (approximately 4 million in the U.S.) should be followed-up annually. In recent years, the state-of-art 3D total body photography systems have been able to document the anatomical location of lesions. However, due to the existing systems’ lack of resolution, the clinicians still have to rely on capturing dermatoscopic images for “sequential digital dermoscopic imaging” (SDDI).
We are developing a total body dermatological examination assistive device capable of detecting substantive changes to the skin lesions between successive examinations, regardless of changes to the body and pose of the subject.



Prototype device and software have been developed and installed at JHU Outpatient Center for a soon-to-begin 100-patient study.