Content - Volume 97, Issue 218

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Looking at the Skin in the Digital Age: Chairman's Introduction
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Pages: 3-4
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Innovations and Developments in Dermatologic Non-invasive Optical Imaging and Potential Clinical Applications
Eric Tkaczyk
Most dermatologists are aware of the benefits of dermoscopy, and a few are familiar with laser-scanning confocal microscopy. Beyond confocal, there are fully 11 different categories of optical techniques that have been applied to clinical dermatology. This article first provides a comprehensive tabular overview of all these optical diagnostic technologies and then details 4 of the lesser known inn ...
Pages: 5-13
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Dermoscopy, Digital Dermoscopy and Other Diagnostic Tools in the Early Detection of Melanoma and Follow-up of High-risk Skin Cancer Patients
Luc Thomas, Susana Puig
Early detection is a key strategy for reducing the mortality and economic burden associated with melanoma. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive and cost-effective tool for melanoma diagnosis, which has been shown to be a reliable and sensitive method for detecting early-stage skin cancer and reducing the number of unnecessary excisions. Patients at high risk of developing melanoma require long-term survei ...
Pages: 14-21
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Dermoscopy, Confocal Microscopy and other Non-invasive Tools for the Diagnosis of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers and Other Skin Conditions
Josep Malvehy, Giovanni Pellacani
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, is the most common form of neoplasm. The incidence of NMSC is increasing worldwide. The cure rate is high with early detection and appropriate treatment. Visual examination is the first screening tool used by clinicians, but it is sometimes not sufficient to discriminate benign from malignant lesions. Skin biopsy w ...
Pages: 22-30
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Teledermatology and Mobile Applications in the Management of Patients with Skin Lesions
David Moreno-Ramírez, Giuseppe Argenziano
Teledermatology and smartphone mobile applications have been at the forefront of advances in the screening and management of patients with skin lesions over the past decade. The Spanish teledermatology network, established in 2004 in the area surrounding the dermatology clinic in Seville, has now managed over 50,000 teleconsultations and has led to validated improvements in waiting times for refer ...
Pages: 31-35
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