Saving people from melanoma one patient at a time
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., DigitalDerm, Inc. was founded by leading melanoma expert James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D. His vision was to adapt and upgrade previous total body photography techniques utilizing film and picture books to a computer based system. He felt that this would allow all users of our service the ability to harness the speed and power of computer generated image displays. He also wanted the total patient experience to be dignified and comfortable for the patient in order to encourage patients to become an active contributor in the early melanoma detection process.
I can't remember every mole. I need a reliable way to track and document new and changing moles on my high-risk melanoma patients. A patient's MoleMapCD helps with follow-up exams and often saves me from having to do a biopsy. It is integral to effective and thorough patient care.
I don't have the staff, the time or the expertise to photograph my high-risk patients and get the accurate total body documentation I need to deliver good care. With MoleMapCD, not only do I get a comprehensive, standardized baseline record of difficult-to-track patients, I also get a service that creates the record for me.
I used to get four, maybe five melanoma cases a year. Last year I removed 43 melanomas. Keeping track of these patients can be difficult. MoleMapCD technology is the right tool at the right time.