Dermoscopy and Electron Microscopy

An electron microscope is a microscope that uses a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination. Because the wavelength of an electron can be up to 100,000 times shorter than that of visible light photons, the electron microscope has a higher resolving power than a light microscope and can reveal the structure of smaller objects. A transmission electron microscope can achieve better than 50 pm resolution and magnifications of up to about 10,000,000 xs whereas most light microscopes are limited by diffraction to about 200 nm resolution and useful magnifications below 2000x. Dermatoscopy is the examination of  skin lesions with a Dermatoscopy. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. When the images or video clips are digitally captured or processed, the instrument can be referred to as a "digital epiluminescence dermatoscope.


  • Dermatofibromas
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • Color
  • Reflection electron microscope (REM)
  • Scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM)

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