November 8, 2014
Notes: Sarkar, Rashmi
Garg, Vijay K
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2013 Nov-Dec;79(6):759-71. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.120721.
Author Address: Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4535Author: Sattler, E., Kastle, R. and Welzel, J.
Title: Optical coherence tomography in dermatology
Journal: J Biomed Opt
Short Title: Optical coherence tomography in dermatology
Alternate Journal: Journal of biomedical optics
ISSN: 1560-2281 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23314617
Keywords: Carcinoma, Basal Cell/diagnosis
Skin/anatomy & histology/pathology
Tomography, Optical Coherence/*methods
Abstract: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive diagnostic method that offers a view into the superficial layers of the skin in vivo in real-time. An infrared broadband light source allows the investigation of skin architecture and changes up to a depth of 1 to 2 mm with a resolution between 15 and 3 mum, depending on the system used. Thus OCT enables evaluation of skin lesions, especially nonmelanoma skin cancers and inflammatory diseases, quantification of skin changes, visualization of parasitic infestations, and examination of other indications such as the investigation of nails. OCT provides a quick and useful diagnostic imaging technique for a number of clinical questions and is a valuable addition or complement to other noninvasive imaging tools such as dermoscopy, high-frequency ultrasound, and confocal laser scan microscopy.