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Melanoma Closets

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After 30 yrs old, stop by this administered medical facility every 6 months-year for about ten minutes and walk into the closet. Strip down down to your undies, stand still and say cheese for 15 seconds while dozens of high resolution digital cameras take snapshots of your skin. The computer notifies you of any new or changing moles or other abnormalities you might want to get checked out.
leinypoo13, Jan 03 2010

Halfbakery: Mole Map Mole_20Map
The manual version. [jutta, Jan 03 2010]

IBM http://www.computer...chine-learning.html
Machine learning of melanoma images [leinypoo13, Dec 20 2014]


       Or, once every 5 years, try the deluxe version, which performs a full-body MRI scan.
Wrongfellow, Jan 03 2010

       Yes! This would be good.[+]
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 03 2010

       Quite smart, this idea is quite smart. [leinypoo13] have you thought of developing this idea/concept further?   

       Very proactive. Where's [bungston]? They are always onto new medical ideas here, I think.
blissmiss, Jan 03 2010

       I would be surprised if this is not in the works as something similar exists in New Zealand (if you follow the annos in juttas link). Another idea could be home medical closets with dr. videoconferencing, this being one of the features.
leinypoo13, Jan 03 2010

       // a full-body MRI scan //   

       Can an MRI differentially diagnose a melanoma ?   

       Some melanomas are very aggressive. Five years might be too long an interval to preempt metastasis.
8th of 7, Jan 03 2010

       //Can an MRI differentially diagnose a melanoma ? // I doubt if an MRI would be nearly as effective as a skin inspection, and would need very skilled interpretation.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 03 2010

       I'm thinking melodrama closets as well. You step inside and throw a hissy fit, which is recorded for future comparison.
xenzag, Jan 03 2010

       Alternatively, a megalomania closet would have royal robes and mirrors.
RayfordSteele, Jan 03 2010

       I like this idea especially since those blooddrinking dermatologists could be cut out of the loop. The images instead would be uploaded to a wikipedialike internet site where volunteers carefully examine the pictures, note changes, and offer constructive criticism about moles and other matters.
bungston, Jan 04 2010

       What did I say. That [bungston] is always on the cutting edge of medical suggestions, and this is no exception.   

       I fear that this idea has already probably been snatched away from us, and some lucky dermo, is probably already baking it as we speak.
blissmiss, Jan 04 2010


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