New imaging technology may reduce need for skin biopsies

Dec 5, 2021 Radiology Updates

Dermatologists may take pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly produce a detailed, microscopic image of the skin instead of surgically removing a sample of the skin.

This could become routine in clinics, the result of a new “virtual histology” technology being developed by researchers at UCLA.

Images appear like biopsied, histochemically stained skin sections imaged on microscope slides.

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