Confocal application in everyday practice

Syril Keena Que, Jane M. Grant-Kels, Harold S. Rabinovitz, Margaret C. Oliviero, Alon Scope

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Abstract

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a high-resolution, noninvasive imaging technique that is being increasingly utilized as an aid to diagnosis in the dermatologic setting. In 2008, RCM was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “for review by physicians to assist in forming a clinical judgment.”1 In 2015, the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology and Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update (AMA CPT and RUC) committees assigned and approved a billable code for RCM examination, which is likely a harbinger for more routine use of RCM technology in everyday dermatologic practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReflectance Confocal Microscopy of Cutaneous Tumors, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages11-25
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781498757614
ISBN (Print)9781498757607
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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    Que, S. K., Grant-Kels, J. M., Rabinovitz, H. S., Oliviero, M. C., & Scope, A. (2017). Confocal application in everyday practice. In Reflectance Confocal Microscopy of Cutaneous Tumors, Second Edition (pp. 11-25). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315113722