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Optical coherence tomography: its role in daily dermatological practice
Article first published online: 9 APR 2013
© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin
JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 499–507, June 2013
How to Cite
Schmitz, L., Reinhold, U., Bierhoff, E. and Dirschka, T. (2013), Optical coherence tomography: its role in daily dermatological practice. JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 11: 499–507. doi: 10.1111/ddg.12073
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 16 DEC 2012
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive, tomographic imaging technique which generates high-resolution in-vivo images up to mid-dermal layers. Due to continuous technological improvements, OCT is moving from research projects into daily dermatological practice. It can complement other imaging methods like high-frequency ultrasound or confocal microscopy. There is a wide variety of indications for OCT. In addition to aiding in the diagnosis and clinical monitoring of inflammatory dermatoses, OCT is a very useful and feasible technique in dermato-oncology.