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FotoFinder Releases handyscope®: Mobile Dermatoscope for iPhone 5
By: Business Wire
Feb. 20, 2013 01:14 PM
FotoFinder, manufacturer of medical imaging solutions, announces the launch of its mobile dermatoscope, handyscope® for iPhone 5. handyscope® will debut in the United States at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami, March 1-5, 2013. This new handyscope® model enables doctors to better examine a mole through a new twin-light system and various new features.
FotoFinder handyscope(R): Mobile Dermatoscope for iPhone 5 (Photo: Business Wire)
The new handyscope® for iPhone 5 features a slim design and a unique twin-light mode that combines the advantages of cross-polarized and immersion fluid dermoscopy. A quick tap button provides for toggling between both modes and a LED indicates the chosen light option.
The new model enables doctors to take pictures with or without glass contact with the skin. Two front pieces – one with a glass contact plate and one without – allow doctors to view elevated lesions and vascular conditions without compression.
handyscope® has been helping doctors detect skin cancer since 2010. The new handyscope® is still used with the password protected handyscope® app. With one tap doctors freeze, save and evaluate an image on-screen, organize and manage images, tag images with patient data and comments, and select the localization using the app’s virtual patient diagrams. A new feature exclusive to handyscope® for iPhone 5 is a special notch in the case that allows doctors to connect the phone to a monitor so patients can follow an examination, and also charge the phone with handyscope® attached.
Pictures can be uploaded from the app into a secure private web space on the FotoFinder Hub, a cloud-like internet platform. Once images are uploaded, doctors can request a second opinion on suspicious moles from international skin cancer experts, who rate the pictures within hours.
“The relaunch of handyscope for iPhone 5 is the result of doctors´ feedback and requirements for modern mobile dermoscopy. Additional functions like the Hub with web storage and second opinion service create a complete and safe storage solution and the perfect surrounding to detect skin cancer earlier. That’s why handyscope® is the only device for eDermoscopy,” says Andreas Mayer, CEO of FotoFinder Systems.
FotoFinder Systems is a global manufacturer and vendor of medical imaging systems and provides cutting-edge solutions for image management, archiving and diagnostic support.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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