Author(s): Chan CS, Rohrer TE
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Abstract Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technology with the potential to provide high-resolution images of the skin non-invasively. With this device, it is possible to identify a host of skin structures including tumors. In this case report, we demonstrate the use of an OCT device in delineating a lateral tumor margin of an ill-defined basal cell carcinoma prior to Mohs micrographic surgery. Following surgery, the OCT images are compared to histologic sections to confirm their accuracy. OCT technology has the potential to be a vital tool for dermatologists and particularly Mohs surgeons in identifying tumor margins and potentially reducing the number of invasive procedures needed.
This article was published in Case Rep Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology