Dermoscopy Research—An Update

DERMOSCOPY AND RECENTLY DEVELOPED IMAGING TECHNIQUES

Dermoscopy Research—An Update

Sep
2009
Vol. 28. No. 3
A.A. Marghoob, MD | Harold S. Rabinovitz, MD | Ralph P. Braun, MD

Dermoscopy increases the clinician’s diagnostic accuracy by as much as 30% over that of
unaided visual clinical inspection alone and has been confirmed in 3 separate evidencebased
publications using a meta-analysis of the literature. It can be viewed as an in vivo
bridge between clinical morphology and histopathology. This “bridge” has provided clinician
researchers with many new insights into morphology and tumor biology. In this article,
we provide the reader with an overview of the different aspects of dermoscopy as a
research tool. We cover different aspects, such as the new equipment, new structures, the
importance of blood vessels, etc.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 28:165-171 © 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc

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