1. Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography for the in-vivo real-time diagnosis of different stages of keratinocyte skin cancer: a preliminary study

    Line-field confocal optical coherence tomography for the in-vivo real-time diagnosis of different stages of keratinocyte skin cancer: a preliminary study

    Background: The treatment of keratinocyte cancers (KC) strictly depends on their differentiation and invasiveness. Non-invasive diagnostic techniques can support the diagnosis in real-time, avoiding unnecessary biopsies. This study aimed to preliminarily define main imaging criteria and histological correlations of actinic keratosis (AK), Bowen's disease (BD) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) using the novel device line-field confocal optical coherence tomography (LC-OCT). Methods: Dermoscopy and LC-OCT images of 73 histopathologically confirmed lesions (46 AKs, 11 BD and 16 SCCs) were included in the study. Exemplary lesions (10 AKs, 5 BD and 5 SCCs) were additionally investigated with optical coherence tomography and ...

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