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7 • The Clinical Photography Service has captured over 79,000 images from more than 11,000 patients in the last 12 months • Over 5,000 lesion/mole images have been archived to the patient electronic record (Medical Image Manager) since implementation in August 2018 • 27,532 clinical images have been obtained with teaching level consent this year • 12,176 dental images have been captured by the Dundee Dental Hospital photography team this year Did you know? The service recently introduced its new Medical Image Manager system (MIM) – a purpose-built database that allows healthcare professionals access to medical photographs at workstations in their clinic or ward. The system allows images to be shared across all NHS Tayside sites, allowing clinicians to obtain specialist opinion from anywhere in Tayside. For example, the photographers at PRI can photograph a patient on the ward who has an undiagnosed rash and upload the images to MIM. These images can then be viewed instantly by dermatology specialists at Ninewells, and a diagnosis/clinical opinion can be provided over the telephone, which can vastly accelerate patient diagnosis and treatment. This new system ensures that the Clinical Photography Service is playing an integral part in the exciting advancements in technology that are improving patient care. Lead clinical photographer Andrew Coon said, “We are a close knit team and an essential element in driving the service forward in new service developments is team engagement. “All colleagues have had to adapt to significant changes to working practices and process. They have progressed and adapted to new technologies and are always looking to improve the service we offer to clinicians and patients. “The progress of the Clinical Photography Service over the last couple of years has been thrilling to watch and I know that I can speak on behalf of the team, and say that we look forward to seeing what the future will bring.” A thermal imaging camera Andrew Coon in theatre Intra oral photography at PRI