3D Imaging

  • Irene Campana
  • Giulia Tonini
  • Jean Luc Perrot
  • Elisa Cinotti


Over the years, digital photography in dermatology has been proven to be an indispensable tool for documenting various diseases for clinical, scientific, didactic, and medico-legal aims, for archiving and for medical-scientific communication. Three-dimensional imaging is a new branch of digital photography with countless advantages. Thanks to specific software, the elaboration of the image allows to evaluate in an objective way the pigmentation, the vascular characteristics, and the skin texture and to measure areas and volumes. The observation of the photographic images is of paramount importance both for a correct diagnosis aimed at the choice of the best therapeutic approach and for a correct evaluation in follow-up, through the comparison between the images “before and after.” The fields of application are from clinical medicine to surgery, from esthetics to the prevention of skin tumors. Today the focus is on new 3D systems that allow to store, to analyze, and to reproduce healthy and pathological skin in a more detailed way and in accordance with reality.


3D 3D imaging 2D imaging Photography Face Esthetics 3D web-based simulator Total body photography Skin Cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Campana
    • 1
  • Giulia Tonini
    • 1
  • Jean Luc Perrot
    • 2
  • Elisa Cinotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical, Surgical and Neurological Science, Dermatology SectionUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital of St-EtienneSaint-EtienneFrance

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