Reflectance confocal microscopy: Melanocytic and nonmelanocytic

Neda Shahriari, Harold Rabinovitz, Margaret Oliviero, Jane M. Grant-Kels

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Abstract

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive imaging tool that has the potential to revolutionize dermatology. Extensive research in this area in conjunction with the recent assignment of reimbursement codes has made the clinical use of this technology a practical reality. Though there is awareness and use of this technology at large academic centers, a knowledge gap still remains in interpreting RCM images among the dermatology community. We review the key RCM features of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic lesions to provide guidance in distinguishing benign entities from malignant dermatologic neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-656
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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