Miniature confocal microscopy devices for imaging skin

Dukho Do, Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang

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Abstract

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
Pages43-52
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781498757614
ISBN (Print)9781498757607
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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