Telediagnosis with Confocal Microscopy: A Reality or a Dream?

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Abstract

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is becoming more popular among dermatologists aiming to improve their bedside diagnostic accuracy and reduce unnecessary removal of benign cutaneous lesions. With increased interest in the field, limitation of experts, and dedicated training programs, telemedicine application to RCM (teleconfocal) helps to connect patients with experts at a distance. Diagnostic accuracy of store-and-forward telemedicine review of RCM images, patient safety, and cost-effectiveness are important considerations for proper acceptance and usage of the technology in the medical community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-512
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Confocal microscopy
  • Dermoscopy
  • Tele-confocal
  • Teledermatology
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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