SIAscopy or “deep dermatoscopy” is the latest digital skin examination method. It is a modern, noninvasive, quick and easy procedure that helps your doctor diagnose serious skin changes during the early stages of their development (dysplastic moles, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, etc.).
Nowadays, this is the most perfect and accurate skin formation evaluation way.
How are moles and pigment formations examined in the GK clinic?
GK clinic doctors apply the combined modern investigative techniques, from classical dermatoscopy and morphological studies to the most modern digital examination ways: non-contact and contact SIAscopy.
GK Clinic was the first clinic in Lithuania and the Baltic countries, which has implemented the use of contact and non-contact, skin mole, pigmental formation and tumor SIAscopy diagnostics.
What types of SIAscopy are used in GK Clinic?
SIAscopy may be contact and contactless. Both of these SIAscopy types are implemented at GK clinic.
SIAscope – is a noninvasive spectrophotometric analyzer, which can help assess the condition of the skin to a depth of 2 mm. Because of the multi-layered skin structure, skin chromophore (hemoglobin, melanin, collagen), change the properties of the light spectrum. The device emits light ,after that, part of it is scattered, part of it is reflected from the surface of the skin, and the third part is absorbed by the cells and other formations of the skin. By understanding these interactions and by comparing the light which falls on the skin, with the total amount of light emitted, SIAscopy can identify the nature and location of many different cells and structures in the skin. SIAscopy measures the quantity of hemoglobin, melanin, collagen, dermal and epidermis melanin. Information about the scanned areas are called so SIAscopic images (SIAscans).They show how monitored parameters vary on the surface of the skin. The information is then processed digitally stored and archived.
Why choose SIAscopy?
The light used in SIAscopy is completely safe, what makes this technology ideal for monitoring skin conditions. In addition, this method:
is specific and most accurate (its efficiency is about 90%);
provides the opportunity to monitor changes in the pigmental structures within a specified time period of time (eg.: after a year);
does not require special preparation;
is painless, and performed without additional surgery.
What is contact SIAscopy?
Contact SIAscopy is a type of SIAscopy during which contact with the skin is necessary. It measures over 11 mm diameter area of the skin. A specialized camera comes in contact with the skin and provides the doctor with very high-resolution digital images.
You can get all types of cells and formations siascans when contacting with the skin, thus collecting the maximum possible amount of information about the skin damage or the skin itself. Contact SIAscopy scan images show: dermatoscopic, blood, melanin, skin melanin and collagen in dimensional and graphic visualizations.
What does a SIAscopic image look like?
General melanin siascanning – darker colors indicate areas with more pigment (usually melanin) levels, lighter areas indicate a lower concentration.
Skin melanin siascanning – white areas do not have pigment in the papillary skin. Green, blue, red and black areas have gradually more and more pigment (melanin usually) the papillary skin.
Blood siascanning shows the relative concentration of hemoglobin in the papillary skin. Darker areas have higher, brighter – a lower hemoglobin concentration.
Collagen siascanning. The increased amount of collagen in the papillary skin is shown in brighter colors, the areas with less collagen – darker colors.
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