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Effective Photography in Medical Research and Practice

As we enter the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute (MDLSV), it appears to be the quintessential medical aesthetic practice. Patients relax in comfortable seating, soothed by soft lighting and the rippling sound of an elegant water sculpture. But just beyond the reception desk is a beehive of activity; a sprawling complex of hallways and treatment rooms, equipped with medical devices of every description. With four dermatologists and a staff of 40, this practice can treat 150 patients on a busy day. And with up to six Phase III clinical trials running at any given time, MDLSV is one of the world's leading dermatological study sites.

Introducing VEOS™ Next Generation Dermatoscopes

The innovative new VEOS dermatoscopes from Canfield combine ease of use with the power of mobile imaging. VEOS HD1 and HD2 deliver crisp, bright visualization in a compact, ergonomic design with a choice of lighting options. VEOS DS3 provides a complete digital dermoscopy solution with a swing away lens for overview photos, touch screen controls and dual mode lighting.

VAESTRO™ Image Analysis Toolkit

For research scientists working on skin care treatments, the ability to measure and analyze results is a key requirement. Whether to demonstrate treatment efficacy, substantiate product claims or publish the research results, there is a need for objective, quantified data. And that's where Canfield's VAESTRO Image Analysis Toolkit comes in.

Understanding Camera Settings

All digital cameras have an "Automatic" mode that will produce acceptable results for snapshots and other casual uses. This setting is not well-suited to medical photography, where more control is needed to assure consistently good results. For this reason, we recommend that cameras used in medical photography have a "Manual" mode of operation that allows the user to adjust the camera settings.

Born in the USA

With distributors in over 50 countries across 6 continents, Canfield's medical imaging products are sold to customers in every corner of the globe. But every Canfield product originates in only one place; Fairfield, NJ, in the United States. It is here that these products are conceived, designed, and manufactured by Canfield's diversified team of dedicated professionals.

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