In Vivo Confocal Microscopy in Dermatology

Selkin B, Rajadhyaksha M, González S, Langley RG.; Dermatol Clin. Apr 2001; 19(2):369-77, ix-x.


Confocal microscopy is an optical imaging tool that allows for high resolution, noninvasive imaging in vivo. Thin sections of human tissue can be imaged allowing visualization of cellular and nuclear detail without biopsy. This technique recently has been used to image benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions, nonmelanoma skin cancer, inflammatory skin conditions, and dynamic skin processes.