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Session Information

FRM F153 - Non-Invasive Imaging in Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 25

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 705/707

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD

  • Robert Bard, MD - Handout
  • Theresa Cao, DO
  • Gerald Messer
  • Daniel M. Siegel, MD, MS, FAAD - Handout
  • Dan Sperling, MD
  • Martina Ulrich, MD
  • Julia Welzel, MD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose and treat skin cancers more effectively
  • Compare and evaluate the newest non-invasive imaging devices
  • Discuss utilization of non-invasive imaging in clinical practice and research

This forum will address the utility of some of the most recent dermatologic non-invasive imaging devices including optical coherence tomography, the new handheld confocal microscope, 3-D high resolution ultrasound, MRI as well as MRI/US fusion. The attendee will be able to recognize basic images with these devices, how they differ and understand what role each plays in daily practice as well as in basic dermatologic research. The most recent imaging advances ranging from measuring in transit melanoma metastases, visualization of field cancerization, monitoring non-invasive treatment of skin cancer and even diagnosis of onychomycosis will be discussed.


Tuesday, March 25
1:00 PMOverview on Technology for Non-Invasive Imaging Devices / Dr. Siegel
1:15 PMComparison of Biophysical and Imaging Methods for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Skin Tumors / Dr. Welzel
1:30 PMApplicability of Non-Invasive Imaging in Daily Practice: Combination of Confocal Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomograpy / Ulrich
1:45 PMInteresting Cases in Handheld Confocal Microscopy / Cao
2:00 PMField Cancerization: Evaluation Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Hand-held Confocal Microscopy / Dr. Markowitz
2:15 PM3D Ultrasound Imaging of Melanoma and Locoregional/Nodal Mets / Bard
2:30 PMMRI and US/MRI Fusion Biopsy and Treatment Technologies / Dr. Sperling
2:45 PMTowards the standard diagnostic of onychomycosis by optical coherence tomography (OCT): A new perspective to evaluate the pattern of involvement at the nail plate and nail bed. / Dr. Messer