Christina Gundersen, BFA, AIS ARPS
Christina Gundersen has worked in the field of medical photography for over 22 years. Her company, Gundersen & Price, specializes in medical, clinical, and medico-legal photography to the medical and legal community. Christina regularly works with aesthetic, plastic, reconstructive, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat), oral and maxillofacial surgeons. She also works with lawyers, dentists, and dermatologists in both private practice and in hospitals. Her company has locations in New York City and Westport, Connecticut.
Christina began her career in medical photography after studying fine arts and photography for her BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York. She started as an assistant photographer, and after 12 years, was made a partner at Gundersen & Price. Since 2015, Christina has been the principal of the company and was responsible for the expansion into Connecticut, as well as the creation of a consulting component of the business, which offers private practices advice and solutions for their medical photography needs. Christina has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Imaging Scientist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She is Certified in Total Body Photography by the BioCommunications Association (BCA) and sits on the Total Body Photography (TBP) Committee for BCA.
Total Body Photography - An Overview
Total Body Photography (TBP) also known as mole mapping, is a photographic procedure used as a medical aid to help detect early skin cancer. A series of color photographs are taken of the body following strict protocols by a certified photographer. Total Body Photography is used in conjunction with Self Check Examinations performed by the patient. Given the intimate nature of Total Body Photography, patient comfort and confidentiality are vital.
This presentation will discuss the importance of using certified photographers, ensuring adherence to protocols and standards, obtaining informed consent and maintaining patient care. Technical issues such as lens choices, lighting and color will also be discussed.