1. Evaluating In Vivo OCT Imaging for Periocular Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Evaluating In Vivo OCT Imaging for Periocular Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique which shows the internal structure of living tissue (in vivo). It is safe, quick and painless to perform, and does not damage the tissue in any way. Recent advances in the technology mean that it can now be used to take images of the internal structure of the skin. This is useful because certain conditions, such as skin cancers, alter this structure. At present a suspected skin cancer is identified by taking a sample (a biopsy) which is analysed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis. The cancer is then excised including ...

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