5. Confocal Microscopy of Skin Cancers

  1. Nicusor Iftimia4,
  2. William R. Brugge5 and
  3. Daniel X. Hammer4
  1. Juliana Casagrande Tavoloni Braga1,
  2. Itay Klaz2,
  3. Alon Scope2,
  4. Daniel Gareau3,
  5. Milind Rajadhyaksha2 and
  6. Ashfaq A. Marghoob2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767061.ch5

Advances in Optical Imaging for Clinical Medicine

Advances in Optical Imaging for Clinical Medicine

How to Cite

Braga, J. C. T., Klaz, I., Scope, A., Gareau, D., Rajadhyaksha, M. and Marghoob, A. A. (2011) Confocal Microscopy of Skin Cancers, in Advances in Optical Imaging for Clinical Medicine (eds N. Iftimia, W. R. Brugge and D. X. Hammer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767061.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Medical Technologies Department, Physical Sciences, Inc., Andover, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 5

    Department of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hospital A. C. Camargo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470619094

Online ISBN: 9780470767061



  • skin cancers and confocal microscopy;
  • in vivo cutaneous neoplasm imaging - correlation with dermoscopy and histopathology;
  • surgical margin intraoperative mapping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Imaging of Normal Skin in vivo

  • Imaging of Cutaneous Neoplasms in vivo: Correlationl with Dermoscopy and Histopathology

  • Mosaicing of Excised Skin Ex vivo

  • Intraoperative Mapping of Surgical Margins

  • Challenging Cases

  • Future Perspectives

  • References