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Why Take Clinical Photographs

Why take clinical photographs?

  • To aid diagnosis (Ophthalmic photography is a good example of this)
  • Accurately record the progress of conditions and their response to treatment
  • Add value to research
  • Aid teaching of other healthcare professionals and publications
  • Used in litigation
  • Neonatal bereavement

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham