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Medical Photography Services

About Melanoma Surveillance General Scalp Referral

About Medical Photography

Medical Photography provides clinical imaging and support to our research, educational and clinical services.

Our highly-qualified photographers work closely with dermatologists, surgeons and allied health care professionals to deliver high-quality clinical photography. They document and monitor a wide range of conditions seen at the specialised clinics at the Institute, and patients referred in by dermatologists and GPs.

The main areas of our medical photography service include melanoma surveillance photography (mole mapping), scalp photography and general clinical photography.

Melanoma Surveillance

Mole Surveillance Photography (Mole Mapping) allows the whole body to be photographed in 22 views, to help monitor the changes that can occur on a person’s skin, including moles that may change in shape, colour or size.

Mole Mapping is important to assist in the early detection of melanoma and other types of skin cancers. The photographs are used as a baseline and point of reference for the patient, GP or dermatologist. They can also help assess the response to different kinds of treatment and prevent unnecessary surgery or procedures.

Mole Photography Request Form

General Clinic Photography

Much like Melanoma Surveillance Photography, the photographers are not only able to photograph the body, but can tailor the imaging to the needs of the patient and doctor, by documenting different skin conditions in views that are applicable to a particular person and condition.


Scalp Photography

The Skin Health Institute is one of the only facilities in Australia to offer specialised scalp photography to document different conditions of hair loss and help patients/doctors monitor their treatment. This is done in a controlled setting, so that images may be compared over the course of a patient’s treatment.

Scalp Photography Request Form


Patients can be referred directly by a dermatologist or GP. 

To refer your patient to the Medical Photography Department:

For all appointment bookings and pricing, please contact the Medical Photography Department on:
Phone: (03) 9623 9400
Fax: (03) 9623 3575
Email: photography@skinhealthinstitute.org.au