Published in Cancer Weekly, November 25th, 2003
"Whole body photography (WBP) has been used for decades by some specialized pigmented lesion clinics as an aid to early melanoma detection in high-risk persons," scientists in the United States report.
"The recent advent of digital imaging systems for acquiring and archiving whole body skin images has resulted in greater dissemination of this technique. This in turn has led to the recent establishment of a Category III Current Procedural Terminology code for WBP," wrote A.C. Halpern and colleagues, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Medicine.
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