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Changing paradigms in dermatology: confocal microscopy in clinical and surgical dermatology.

Authors
Gonzalez-S; Swindells-K; Rajadhyaksha-M; Torres-A
Source
Clin Dermatol 2003 Sep-Oct; 21(5):359-369
NIOSHTIC No.
20029174
Abstract
The current practice of pathology and dermatopathology depends upon the evaluation of tissue in some manner extirpated from the patient and then processed and stained. While high resolution of detail can be accomplished by this method, there are certain risks and disadvantages. Recent imaging techniques now allow for a potential of achieving noninvasive high-resolution analysis of lesions in situ in the patient. Of these, Reflectance mode confocal microscopy offers the highest resolution imaging comparable to routine histology. Being entirely non invasive, skin can be observed in its native, dynamic state. This chapter will review the fundamentals of in vivo confocal imaging and the clinical applications in general and surgical dermatology.
Keywords
Dermatology; Microscopy; Pathology; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; In-vivo-studies
Contact
Salvador González, MD, PhD, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, BAR 814, Department of Dermatology, 50 Blossom Street, , Boston MA 02114, , USA
Publication Date
20030901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
sgonzalez@partners.org
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004029
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0738-081X
Source Name
Clinics in Dermatology
State
MA
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