The establishment and clinical value of a dermatological photobiology service in a district general hospital


Dr B. L. Diffey, Medical Physics Department, Dryburn Hospital, Durham DH15TW.


The availability of a local dermatological photobiology facility has proved to be of great value in the management of patients with photodermatoses, especially those with chronic actinic dermatitis. It is our belief that clinically useful results can only be achieved if careful attention is paid to technical factors such as radiation measurement.