Teledermatology in Rural Georgia is a program sponsored by the Georgia Cancer Center and the Department of Dermatology at Augusta University through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program.
The goal of this program is to reduce health disparities and inequities in skin cancer screening for people living in rural, underserved, and underpopulated regions of the State of Georgia through a two-pronged approach by:
This dual approach of access to expert dermatologic assessment of suspicious skin lesions and patient and primary healthcare provider education will improve the health of Georgians living in rural, underserved areas, thus helping to fulfill the mission of the Georgia Cancer Center.
A battery-powered dermatoscope that attaches to an iPhone and can capture images with a high degree of magnification and cross-polarized light.
Utilizes DermEngine HIPAA-compliant software to transmit images to a remote smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
Enables healthcare providers at rural clinics to transmit high-quality images of skin lesions from their patients to our dermatologist experts at Augusta University, who can then provide rapid diagnosis and treatment recommendations back to the healthcare provider and patient.
Diagram of MoleScope.
These training videos are designed to provide a baseline understanding of the skin and how a dermatoscope can aid with the diagnosis of common skin neoplasms. The videos cover the structure and function of the skin, benign and malignant neoplasms, and the basic principles of dermoscopy.
Structure and Function of the Skin
Learn about the basic anatomy and function of the skin
Introduction to Dermoscopy
Learn about dermatoscopes and how they work
Fundamentals of Dermoscopy: Terminology
Learn the language of dermoscopy and how to describe common skin lesions
Benign Neoplasms of the Skin
Learn about common benign skin neoplasms, such as seborrheic keratoses and benign melanocytic nevi
Malignant Neoplasms of the Skin
Learn about common malignant skin neoplasms, such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma
Diagnosis of Melanocytic and Non-Melanocytic Neoplasms
Learn how various imaging devices and technologies can be used to diagnose skin neoplasms.
Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Learn how to treat basal cell carcinoma both surgically (including Moh’s surgery) and non-surgically (including pharmacologicals and radiation therapy)
Evaluation of a Dermatology Patient
Learn how to clinically evaluate and diagnose your patient’s dermatological lesions.