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ABSTRACT: Photography in the medical profession is an asset that may help during patients’ follow-up, monitoring the progression of diseases, getting a second opinion and in medical educational activities. Advances in technology, specifically smartphones, have enabled medical professionals to obtain high-quality photographs with minimal effort and photography experience. This article discusses the ethics and legality of using personal smartphones in a medical professional setting for medical photography. Written informed consent should always be obtained from the patient and should include details about how the photographs will be used.

Keywords: Photography; Smartphone; Informed Consent; Ethics; Medical Legislation; Publications; Medical Education; Oman.

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Al Balushi, A. A. (2019). The Ethics and Legality of Using Personal Smartphones to take Medical Photographs. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 19(2), e99–102.