Establishing the use of total body photography among UK dermatologists

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  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Total body photography (TBP) is increasingly used to monitor skin lesions in individuals at high risk of melanoma. Two surveys of U.S. dermatologists demonstrated variable reasons for use and conflicting beliefs regarding TBP efficacy. Although TBP may reduce number-needed-to-biopsy when diagnosing melanoma, there is scarce evidence for TBP use in lower-risk populations and a lack of consensus on optimal TBP use. Thus, we undertook the first U.K. survey to assess TBP rationale, target populations, and protocols.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Early online date12 Aug 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Aug 2021