How to Take Pictures for Teledermatology        Tele-Acne Consultation         (Images/information provided in            ...
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Instructions: 1 Frontal Image  After logging into ClickMedix iPhone application, when  prompted to take a picture:   1. St...
Instructions: Profile Images  Also take a picture of your right profile and your left  profile:   1. Stand in front of a  ...
Instruction: Close-Up Image (good example)    • Good Enough: shows dimension, hair follicles© ClickMedix, LLC       http:/...
Instruction: Close-Up Image (bad example)    • Insufficient for diagnosis: Blurry, unfocused© ClickMedix, LLC        http:...
Instruction: Close-Up Example (good lighting)    • Use fluorescent lighting or sunlight for better           color contras...
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How to take teledermatology pictures for acne consultation

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This tutorial describes how to take pictures of acne lesions for effective teledermatology diagnosis.

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  • As medical photography has evolved, “photo standards” have emerged which guide the views you should capture anytime you are trying to photograph a specific area of the body. Use the following pictures of “standard image sets” as guidelines, though remember that additional photos (close-ups and complementary sets) may also be appropriate, depending on the specific clinical presentation of the patient at hand.
  • As medical photography has evolved, “photo standards” have emerged which guide the views you should capture anytime you are trying to photograph a specific area of the body. Use the following pictures of “standard image sets” as guidelines, though remember that additional photos (close-ups and complementary sets) may also be appropriate, depending on the specific clinical presentation of the patient at hand.
  • As medical photography has evolved, “photo standards” have emerged which guide the views you should capture anytime you are trying to photograph a specific area of the body. Use the following pictures of “standard image sets” as guidelines, though remember that additional photos (close-ups and complementary sets) may also be appropriate, depending on the specific clinical presentation of the patient at hand.
  • How to take teledermatology pictures for acne consultation

    1. 1. How to Take Pictures for Teledermatology Tele-Acne Consultation (Images/information provided in this section are courtesy of Dr. Achaimah Osei-Tutu, MD, FAAD) http://clickmedix.com
    2. 2. How to take picture for tele-acne consultation© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 2
    3. 3. Instructions: 1 Frontal Image After logging into ClickMedix iPhone application, when prompted to take a picture: 1. Stand in front of a mirror 2. Raise the iPhone so that you see the back of the iPhone where the rear camera is located 3. Look into the mirror to ensure your frontal view fills up most of the camera screen and Desired Result press the capture The top of your head, chin, and button on the iPhone ear should be in fullclose to the and chin should be view. Head top and bottom of the screen© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 3
    4. 4. Instructions: Profile Images Also take a picture of your right profile and your left profile: 1. Stand in front of a mirror, turn to the side 2. Raise the iPhone so that you see the back of the iPhone 3. Look into the mirror as a guide to ensure your profile view is captured. Then look straight and tap the image-capture Desired Result button on the iPhone The top of your head and chin 4. Repeat for the other should be close to the top and side bottom of the screen© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 4
    5. 5. Instruction: Close-Up Image (good example) • Good Enough: shows dimension, hair follicles© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 5
    6. 6. Instruction: Close-Up Image (bad example) • Insufficient for diagnosis: Blurry, unfocused© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 6
    7. 7. Instruction: Close-Up Example (good lighting) • Use fluorescent lighting or sunlight for better color contrast (try no flash)© ClickMedix, LLC http://clickmedix.com 7

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