Miniature confocal microscopy devices for imaging skin

Dukho Do, Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang

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The recent transition from a relatively big, cartbased confocal imaging system (VivaScope 1500) to a small, handheld device (VivaScope 3000) has improved the clinical utility of confocal microscopy. However, further miniaturization of confocal microscopy devices may greatly impact a range of dermatology applications: A miniature confocal device may facilitate the imaging of hard-to-access skin lesions and enable direct imaging of surgical wounds during surgery. We may contemplate a handheld confocal device that automatically images the entire skin lesion by translating a compact confocal imaging head with miniature motors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReflectance Confocal Microscopy of Cutaneous Tumors, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781498757614
ISBN (Print)9781498757607
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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