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Are smartphone cameras good enough for medical photography?

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The best camera is the one that's with you.

Chase Jarvis

Not only is smartphone medical photography good for quickly snapping a photo of a patient and sending to another doctor to get another opinion, a study published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health found that smartphone photos taken of X-ray images can be just as effective as the standard films.

There is still going to be a place for traditional medical photography but for the vast majority of the use cases we see when a smartphone is used, the quality is more than good enough. Common sense should always prevail, and medical decisions should not be made based on a photo if it is unclear.

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