365nm UV Lamp for enhanced visualization in dermatology - IBOOLO

IBOOLO 12W 365nm UV lamp delivers optimized illumination for diagnosing bacterial, and fungal infections and skin pigment disorders and enhances visualization of skin conditions like tinea capitis.

Using a 365nm UV Lamp for Unique Skin Visualization

Detecting some skin conditions can be difficult under normal lighting. But ultraviolet light reveals things invisible to the naked eye. In particular, UV at 365 nanometers wavelength from a 365nm UV lamp provides unique visualization capabilities leveraging properties of skin structures. Read on to understand how a specialized 365nm UV lamp aids dermatological analysis.

What is the 365nm UV light from a 365nm UV lamp used for?

A 365nm UV lamp emitting ultraviolet light at 365 nanometer wavelength has become an important tool for enhanced visualization of bacterial, fungal, and other microbiological components associated with certain skin disorders.

When the 365nm wavelength UV light from a 365nm UV lamp excites certain substances like porphyrins inherently present in bacteria and fungi colonies, they exhibit a distinct bright fluorescence not seen under standard lighting. This signal contrasts sharply against healthy areas of skin when viewed under a 365nm UV lamp.

Doctors have long used 365nm UV lamps to better detect conditions like acne vulgaris, seborrhoeic dermatitis, erythrasma infections, and ringworm. Now affordable at-home models of 365nm UV lamps allow people to periodically self-screen problem areas between office visits for earlier concern detection.

Is 365 nm UV from a 365nm UV lamp harmful to humans?

The 365nm UV range from a 365nm UV lamp falls into the safer UV-A spectrum, unlike more damaging shorter wavelength UV-B and UV-C light. However, experts still recommend prudent exposure limits with 365nm illumination from a 365nm UV lamp just as with normal sunlight. Following device guidelines for a 365nm UV lamp to only illuminate small skin areas briefly during analysis prevents unnecessary exposure risk.

It's also advisable to wear UV-filtering glasses if examining another person's skin at length using a 365nm UV lamp. Smartphone camera sensors also typically include IR/UV filtering and aren't subject to similar eye safety constraints when taking magnified photos under the 365nm light from a 365nm UV lamp.

Is 365nm light from a 365nm UV lamp safe for eyes?

Direct, prolonged 365nm UV exposure from a 365nm UV lamp carries retinal damage risk just like staring at the sun. But brief examination periods of skin areas under a 365nm UV lamp generally do not pose any eye threat given a few feet of separation distance from the 365nm UV lamp source based on output intensity decay over distance per the inverse square law of light propagation physics.

It's still wise to avoid staring into the illumination area of a 365nm UV lamp or move very close to someone else's skin being examined under a 365nm UV lamp. Using camera magnification rather than peering closely keeps eyes comfortably out of harm's way when using a 365nm UV lamp.

Is 365nm from a 365nm UV lamp UVA or UVB?

Light spectrum wavelengths from 315nm to 400nm fall into the UVA classification, whereas UVB ranges from 280nm to 315nm. Therefore, at 365nm wavelength, emissions from 365nm UV lamps clearly qualify as UVA light. And while excessive exposure to any UV still demands caution, UVA wavelengths from a 365nm UV lamp are far less damaging than shorter wavelength UVB or UVC bands.

Modern 365nm UV lamps provide a safe method for enhanced visualization of bacterial and fungal skin components when used prudently. periodic screening with a 365nm UV lamp at home gives you unique insight into your skin's health between dermatological visits for earlier issue detection. So take advantage of 365nm UV lamp technology for proactive self-care.

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Dermatology UV 365nm DE-215 Woods Lamp

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Features & Compatibility
  • 4.5 x Magnification
  • 60mm Lens Diameter
  • 20 LEDs (15 White, 5 UV 365nm)
  • 2 Types Colour Lighting
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Ultra long life battery

$49.00

$49.00
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  • Arrive in 5-7 days

  • Free Shipping Worldwide

  • 2 Years Warranty

What It Has

  • 365nm UV Light:A Wood’s lamp has broadband light sources that emit light at wavelengths between 320nm and 400nm, with a peak at 365nm.
  • 4.5X Magnification:Low distortion magnify
  • 2000mAh Battery: Offering up to 6 hours long time and stable diagnosis.

In The Box

  • DE-215 Woods Lamp
  • USB Type-C Charging Cable
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • User Manual

Specs

  • Lens Diameter:50mm
  • Magnification:4.5X
  • Ultraviolet Wavelength: 365nm
  • Radiation Intensity: 3.5 mW/cm2
  • Battery Capacity:2000mAh
  • Charging:USBType-C
  • Working Time:2-6 hours
  • Dimension:240mm*100mm*34mm(L*W*H)

Clinical Applications

The Wood's lamp is used to identify the extent of pigmented or depigmented patches and to detect fluorescence. Normal healthy skin is slightly blue but shows white spots where there is thickened skin, yellow where it is oily, and purple spots where it is dehydrated. Clothing lint often shines bright white.

Vitiligo

Fluorescence

Tinea Capitis

Fungal Inflection

What Makes it Unique

Woods lamps use ultraviolet light to reveal skin abnormalities that can’t be seen with human eyes. Build with 60mm field view and no cross-infection design, this Woods lamp can be held about 10-30 cm away from the skin for detection. The examination is painless and safe.

High Performance

To effectively reveal skin abnormalities, extensive and uniform radiation light are needed.

Practical

The 60mm diameter design make sure there’s no unnecessary corners and gaps to catch hair or scales in.

Durable

Thanks to the solid body design and long life battery (2000mAh), the lamp offers long time and stable diagnosis.

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How can dermoscopy images be captured?

Dermoscopy images can be captured and stored in different ways, such as: • Using a smartphone or tablet with dermoscopic adapter, which consisted in the package.• Using a digital camera

Dermoscopy images can be captured and stored in different ways, such as:

• Using a smartphone or tablet with dermoscopic adapter, which consisted in the package.
• Using a digital camera with dermoscopic adapter, there’s 49mm screw size camera adapter available to order now.

Compatible phone/tablet models:
All iPhone models, 95% Android phones, 90% tablet. For phone/tablet size in 5.25-14mm

Compatible camera models:
All camera with built 49mm filter screw, such as Canon EOS 70D, 80D, 90D; Canon EOS R7, R10, R50, R100; Canon M100, M200, M50, Mark II; Canon G7X Mark III, Sony ZV-1

How can I connect my phone to my dermatoscope?

There’s universal phone adapter for all our dermoscopes. Please check the installation procedure bellow or watch operation guide. Smartphone Connector (1) Place phone adapter screw in the center of smartphone’s

There’s universal phone adapter for all our dermoscopes. Please check the installation procedure bellow or watch operation guide.

Smartphone Connector

(1) Place phone adapter screw in the center of smartphone’s main camera.
(2) Screw magnet attachment on phone adapter.
(3) Put dermoscope’s back ring and magnet attachment together

Take The Best Images

You need to adjust the focus ring after the dermoscpe connected on smartphone to get the best images.

How can I clean my dermoscopy after usage?

Cleaning your dermoscopy after usage is important to prevent cross-contamination and infection. The cleaning method may vary depending on the type and model of your dermoscopy, so you should always

Cleaning your dermoscopy after usage is important to prevent cross-contamination and infection. The cleaning method may vary depending on the type and model of your dermoscopy, so you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, some general steps are:

• Turn off and disconnect your dermoscopy from any power source or device.

• Wipe off any visible dirt or debris from the dermoscopy with a soft cloth or tissue.

• Disinfect the dermoscopy with an alcohol-based wipe or spray, or a disinfectant solution recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure to cover all surfaces, especially the lens and contact plate.

• Let the dermoscopy air dry completely before storing it in a clean and dry place.

• Do not use abrasive or corrosive cleaners, solvents, or detergents that may damage the dermoscopy.

• Do not immerse the dermoscopy in water or any liquid, unless it is waterproof and designed for immersion.

You should clean your dermoscopy after each use, or at least once a day if you use it frequently. You should also check your dermoscopy regularly for any signs of damage or malfunction, and contact the manufacturer or service provider if needed.

Polarized VS Non-polarized Dermoscopy

A dermoscopy is a device that allows the examination of skin lesions with magnificationand illumination. By revealing subsurface structures and patterns that are not visible tothe naked eye. It can

A dermoscopy is a device that allows the examination of skin lesions with magnificationand illumination. By revealing subsurface structures and patterns that are not visible tothe naked eye. It can improve the diagnose accuracy of skin lesions, such as melanoma,basal cell carcinoma, seborrheic keratosis, etc.

There are two main types of dermoscopy: Non polarized and polarized dermoscopy.We’ve fitted most of our dermoscopys with polarized and non-polarized light. They canbe used in multiple skin structures.

Non-polarized contact Mode

In non-polarized mode, the instrument can provide information about the superficialskin structures, such as milia-like cysts, comedo-like openings, and pigment in theepidemis.

The dermoscopy requires applying a liquid such as mineral oil or alcohol to the skin andplacing the lens in contact with the skin. This reduces surface reflection and enhancesthe view of subsurface structures.

Image with non-polarized light (DE-3100)

Polarized contact Mode

In polarized mode, the instrument allows for visualization for deeper skin structures,such as blood vessels, collagen, and pigment in the dermis.

The dermoscopy does not need to be in contact with the skin or use any liquid. Theirpolarized light can help to eliminate surface reflection and allow visualization ofvascular structures.

Image with polarized light (DE-3100)

Polarized non-contact Mode

The dermoscopy can also use polarized light to examine the skin without direct contact.

In polarized non-contact mode, the instrument allows for examination infected areasand lesions that are painful for the patient, or the difficult to contact pigmented lesions,such as nails and narrow areas.

The contact plate should be removed in this mode, and it does not require applying aliquid to the skin. As it doesn’t require pressure or fluid application on the skin, it canalso avoid cross-contamination and infection risk.

Image in polarized non-contact mode (DE-3100)

How effectiveness is dermoscopy

Compared with visual inspection, the dermoscopy can be used to capture and store skin lesion photos, which play an important role in early skin cancer examination. The dermoscopy allows the

Compared with visual inspection, the dermoscopy can be used to capture and store skin lesion photos, which play an important role in early skin cancer examination.

The dermoscopy allows the examination of skin lesions with magnification and illumination. This can be greatly avoiding the factors that cause interference to visual detection. Such as lighting, skin color, hair and cosmetics.

Several studies have demonstrated that dermoscopy is useful in the identification of melanoma, when used by a trained professional.

It may improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis by up to 35%
It may reduce the number of harmless lesions that are removed
In primary care, it may increase the referral of more worrisome lesions and reduce the referral of more trivial ones

A 2018 Cochrane meta-analysis published the accuracy of dermoscopy in the detection.

Table 1. Accuracy of dermoscopy in the detection of melanoma in adults
Detection Method Sensitivity, % Specificity, % Positive Likelihood Ratio NegativeLikelihood Ratio
Visual inspection alone (in person) 76 75 3.04 0.32
Dermoscopy with visual inspection (in person) 92 95 18 0.08
Image-based visual inspection alone (not in person) 47 42 0.81 1.3
Dermoscopy with image-based visual inspection (not in person) 81 82 4.5 0.23
ROC—receiver operating characteristic. *Estimated sensitivity calculated on the summary ROC curve at a fixed specificity of 80%.

As we can see, the dermoscope can improve the accuracy of diagnosis of skin lesions, especially melanoma.

Table 1. Accuracy of dermoscopy in the detection of melanoma in adults
Detection Method Sensitivity, % Specificity, % Positive Likelihood Ratio NegativeLikelihood Ratio
Visual inspection alone (in person) 79 77 3.4 0.27
Dermoscopy with visual inspection (in person) 93 99 93 0.07
Image-based visual inspection alone (not in person) 85 87 6.5 0.17
Dermoscopy with image-based visual inspection (not in person) 93 96 23 0.07
ROC—receiver operating characteristic. *Estimated sensitivity calculated on the summary ROC curve at a fixed specificity of 80%.

Characteristics of the dermatoscopic structure of the skin lesions include:

• Symmetry or asymmetry
• Homogeny/uniformity (sameness) or heterogeny (structural differences across the lesion)
• Distribution of pigment: brown lines, dots, clods and structureless areas
• Skin surface keratin: small white cysts, crypts, fissures
• Vascular morphology and pattern: regular or irregular
• Border of the lesion: fading, sharply cut off or radial streaks
• Presence of ulceration

There are specific dermoscopic patterns that aid in the diagnosis of the following pigmented skin lesions:

• Melanoma
• Moles (benign melanocytic naevus)
• Freckles (lentigos)
• Atypical naevi
• Blue naevi
• Seborrhoeic keratosis
• Pigmented basal cell carcinoma
• Haemangioma

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