News | October 17, 2007

Confocal Imager May Eliminate Need for Routine Skin Biopsies

October 18, 2007 - Lucid Inc.’s VivaNet telemedicine server and its VivaScope confocal imagers, which relies on using special microscopes to digitally image a patient’s skin, may bypass the need to surgically biopsy many patients.
The cellular resolution images may then be used by physicians to assist in forming a clinical judgment for a variety of skin conditions, including, for example, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratoses, and contact dermatitis.
A typical VivaScope imaging session produces two types of images of the patient’s skin: dermatoscopic-quality, full-color macroscopic pictures, and microscopic, cellular resolution images. Like a routine biopsy, the images can then be read by a dermatologist or a pathologist and the diagnosis presented to the patient.
For more information: www.lucid-tech.com.

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