A VivoSight scan takes only a few seconds and because it is non-invasive it is completely pain-free. The scan provides dermatologists with information from below the surface of the skin to help them make a more accurate diagnosis. Importantly, if a cancerous growth is found, treatment options can be discussed at the same time because the scan images are available immediately.
Having a VivoSight scan means that there is often no need to surgically remove a tissue sample (biopsy) for analysis. And fewer biopsies means fewer scars, which is preferable, as many non-melanoma skin cancers are found on the face and head. The stress of waiting for the results or having to plan for repeat consultations can also be avoided.
Because a VivoSight scan is quick and reliable, it is possible for a dermatologist to evaluate a greater number of suspicious lesions than if a biopsy was required for each, providing greater confidence that a thorough evaluation has been conducted.
If you have been diagnosed with or think you have a non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), this flowchart will explain to you the typical journey a patient would take with a VivoSight scanner.