Special Section on Optical Methods of Imaging in the Skin

In vivo confocal microscopy in dermatology: from research to clinical application

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Martina Ulrich, Susanne Lange-Asschenfeldt

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

J. Biomed. Opt. 18(6), 061212 (Jan 21, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.061212
History: Received September 18, 2012; Revised October 25, 2012; Accepted October 26, 2012
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Abstract.  Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) represents an emerging technique for the noninvasive histomorphological analysis of skin in vivo and has shown its applicability for dermatological research as well as its value as an adjunct tool in the clinical management of skin cancer patients. Herein, we aim to give an overview on the current clinical indications for CLSM in dermatology and also highlight the diverse applications of CLSM in dermatological research.

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Martina Ulrich and Susanne Lange-Asschenfeldt
"In vivo confocal microscopy in dermatology: from research to clinical application", J. Biomed. Opt. 18(6), 061212 (Jan 21, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.061212


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