Yalies invent 3D imaging system for skin lesions

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Three Yale undergraduate students have developed the 3Derm System, a small imaging device to transmit 3 dimensional images of potential skin lesions. The device allows patients to take an image of a questionable lesion at home and send it to a dermatologist, who can assess it. It will allow doctors to monitor changes in a lesion over time. The 3D image allows doctors, wearing special glasses, to assess the texture of a lesion. They hope to be able to reduce unnecessary doctor appointments by 40%. The students have won over $100,000 in prizes in two competitions for the device. They hope to eventually sell the 3Derm System in drug stores for under $100.
Ellen Andrews