Saluja Features Newest Melanoma Detection Device
By Space Coast Daily // December 22, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Anita Saluja, MD, of MIMA Dermatology, has acquired the latest technology to detect melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer and the leading cause of death from skin disease.
MelaFind® is a highly sophisticated dermatologic analysis system that dermatologists can use when deciding whether or not to remove an irregular-looking mole that they think could possibly be melanoma.
“We are excited to have this tool in our practice as a clinically validated, objective system to help us in deciding whether or not to biopsy atypical moles we see on our patients,” said Dr. Saluja.
“Everyone is at risk for melanoma. It is important for highly-trained dermatologists to have a device such as MelaFind to help us detect potential melanomas at the earliest, curable stage.”
Approved By U.S. Food and Drug Administration
MelaFind collects information from 2.5 mm deep into the skin painlessly and non-invasively using computer vision technology. MelaFind’s safety and effectiveness were proven in the largest clinical trial in melanoma detection ever conducted and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, MelaFind has received CE Mark approval and is approved for use in Europe.
“At MELA Sciences we are dedicated to dermatology and saving lives,” said the company’s website, MelaFind.com.
“Our mission is to develop breakthrough medical technologies to improve melanoma detection and achieve better outcomes. We see a world in which our pioneering innovations will change the way patients think about melanoma, while providing dermatologists and clinicians with new, effective, non-invasive tools to detect this dangerous condition. With these goals in mind, we have developed MelaFind®.”
Dr. Saluja is a board certified dermatologist who has been practicing in Brevard County since 2001. She earned her medical degree from The University of Michigan and received three years of dermatology specialty training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, helping her become an expert dedicated to skin. Additionally, she is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.
To contact Dr. Saluja e-mail Anita.Saluja@Mima.com or call 321-757-5141.