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C. William Hanke, M.D., F.A.C.P.: A Dermatologist's Dermatologist

It would be difficult to name a physician more closely identified with the practice and profession of dermatology than C. William Hanke, M.D. Yes, he has contributed to over 400 medical publications, served on numerous editorial boards and instructed at leading medical schools around the world. And he has established and directed surgical fellowship training programs. But he has also served as President of ... and this is only a partial list ... the AAD, the ASDS, the AACS, the ACMS and the AAAHC. He is currently a Senior Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation. You could say that Dr. Hanke is a dermatologist's dermatologist.

VECTRA® WB360 - 3D Whole Body Imaging System

The largest organ in a human body is the skin. It accounts for up to 10% of a person's body weight, and covers, on average, about 21 square feet. For dermatologists who need to monitor patients at risk for melanoma, the traditional method has been Total Body Photography. This involves a series of about 25 photographs covering most of the body surface. Now, with a single image capture, the VECTRA WB360 produces a three dimensional photograph that includes nearly all of the patient's exposed skin.

VEOS® SLR Dermoscopic Camera

The new VEOS SLR provides clinicians with advanced technology dermoscopic image capture in a compact, easy to use system. Using a unique LED flash based illumination system, the VEOS SLR can sequentially capture cross-polarized and non-polarized images in either contact or non-contact modes. The result is remarkably high quality and consistent dermoscopic and macro images of lesions and hair.

TwinFlash® RL Clinical Camera

Canfield's new TwinFlash RL delivers the most critical elements of high quality clinical photography in a single, easy to use system. Built in ranging lights assure precise, repeatable positioning for every subject and time point. Exact camera-to-subject distance is assured when the dual light beams intersect to a single point. Ranging lights turn on automatically with a tap of the shutter and release and extinguish when it is fully depressed for image capture.

Understanding White Balance

In aesthetic medicine and clinical trials ensuring a patient's skin is a consistent color from session to session is essential. Quantifying melanin, inflammation, vascular lesions and other dermatologic conditions can be compromised if you cannot ensure a patient's skin is a consistent color from session to session. The chief photographic parameter in standardizing the overall hue of a photo is white balance.

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