In recent years the relevance of non-invasive bioimaging techniques in the field of melanoma screening has steadily increased. In the new era of “clinicoimaging” diagnosis, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) will have a major impact on the diagnosis and management of neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases. This book focuses on the use and significance of in vivo RCM for non-invasive high-resolution imaging of the skin. All of the chapters in this hands-on guide are generously illustrated with numerous confocal images and structured in a reader-friendly way. The contents include: • detailed information on the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of RCM, • schematic drawings summarizing and explaining the most important RCM criteria, and • a chapter specifically devoted to bridging the gap between dermoscopy, RCM, and histopathology. At the end of each chapter, core messages recapitulate the most pertinent aspects. Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases will be a valuable resource for all physicians involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neoplastic and inflammatory skin diseases
Über den Autor
G. Pellacani, MD, is Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. His major research interest is in the field of melanoma diagnosis by means of non-invasive techniques such as dermoscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy. Josep Malvehy, MD, is Director of the Melanoma Unit at the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. His principal interest lies in melanoma and skin cancer, including diagnosis with non-invasive imaging technology. H. Peter Soyer, MD, is Chair of the Dermatology Research Centre at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He has had a longstanding interest in cutaneous bio-optical imaging techniques and clinicopathologic correlation of cutaneous neoplasms. Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, MD, is Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Austria and Director of the Pigmented Skin Lesion Clinic at the Department of Dermatology in Graz. He has been a dermato-oncologist for 20 years. His special interests include diagnostic methods for skin tumors and preventive dermato-oncology.