Noninvasive Imaging of Skin Tumors

Ruocco, Eleonora, Argenziano, Guiseppe, Pellacani, Giovanni and Seidenari, Stefania (2004) Noninvasive Imaging of Skin Tumors. Dermatologic Surgery, 30 s2: 301-310. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30092.x

Author Ruocco, Eleonora
Argenziano, Guiseppe
Pellacani, Giovanni
Seidenari, Stefania
Title Noninvasive Imaging of Skin Tumors
Journal name Dermatologic Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-0512
Publication date 2004-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30092.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue s2
Start page 301
End page 310
Total pages 10
Place of publication Malden, Mass
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract In this article, the authors review different approaches to the diagnosis of skin tumors using noninvasive diagnostic tools, which are becoming increasingly reliable and, as a consequence, increasingly popular among physicians and patients. Especially in the realm of pigmented skin lesions, dermoscopy and sonography may add useful information to the clinical constellation, improving the diagnostic performance for early diagnosis of melanoma and for differentiating various melanocytic and nonmelanocytic pigmented lesions. More recently, confocal scanning laser microscopy was introduced as a novel technique that enables the in vivo study of the skin at a nearly histologic resolution, being of diagnostic value in various skin disorders, including basal cell carcinoma and pigmented skin lesions. These modalities have various other potential applications besides diagnosis, including lesion's selection for biopsy, determination of appropriate therapeutic modalities, verification of treatment efficacy, and decision of surgical margins. Finally, a hint to the use of cytodiagnosis for basal cell carcinoma is provided.
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