Vectra WB360 3D Total Body Photographic Imaging
Hoag is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer high-risk skin cancer patients access to the Vectra WB360 as part of its comprehensive Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program.
Map, Monitor & Track Skin Lesions
The Vectra WB360 is a walk-through machine that has 92 cameras that flash simultaneously to capture a patient’s entire skin surface in less than one second. Powered by an advanced photographic software that uses artificial intelligence, the system generates a 3D avatar of a patient’s entire body and maps out all moles and lesions with high-resolution fidelity.
The system allows dermatologists at the Hoag Dermatologic Oncology program to monitor suspicious lesions and track changes over time, helping dermatologists detect skin cancer at the earliest stage, while avoiding unnecessary skin biopsies.
Hoag patients are now among the first in the nation to have access to the VECTRA WB360’s advanced technology.
Watch our video to learn more about this groundbreaking technology.
How do I determine if I am eligible for the Vectra WB360?
You must first book a consult exam with our oncologic dermatologist, who will determine if you are eligible during the appointment. Depending on your insurance, this consult may be covered by insurance.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the Vectra total body photographic imaging is $595. Please note that physician fees are billed separately from the Vectra fee.
Is the Vectra WB360 covered by insurance?
Currently, most insurance providers in California do not cover this total body photographic imaging or the physician fees associated with the session.
How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, call 949-557-0275.
How long will the appointment take?
Be prepared to spend 20 to 30 minutes at your appointment.
How long will I be standing in one position?
Usually less than 5 seconds.
Is there any radiation?
No, these are photos taken with special digital cameras. There is no radiation.
Can I see my images?
Yes, you may view the photos at the next appointment, either with our oncologic dermatologist or your referring dermatologist.
How many times do I need to have photographic imaging taken using the Vectra WB360?
Most patients will only need to have photos taken by the Vectra WB360 once every 5 to 7 years.
About Hoag's Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program
Offering access to the VECTRA WB360 demonstrates how the Hoag Family Cancer Institute is redefining how skin cancer care is delivered.
Led by recently recruited national experts in dermatologic oncology and surgical oncology—Steven Q. Wang, M.D and Thomas Wang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., respectively—Hoag’s Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program is leveraging state-of-the-art technology to partner with community dermatologists and provide streamlined care for skin cancer patients. When disease is detected, Hoag’s multidisciplinary cancer team will collaborate to determine the best therapeutic modality for each patient, whether it be Mohs surgery, non-Mohs surgery or other innovative treatment modalities offered at Hoag, including immunotherapy and targeted therapy or access to clinical trials.