Principles of dermoscopy
|Description||This chapter describes the principles of dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. including polarized and non-polarized lightThis glossary term has not yet been described. dermoscopy, as well as the differences of between the two.|
|Author(s)||Florentia Dimitriou · Alon Scope · Ralph P. Braun|
|Responsible author||Alon Scope → send e-mail|
|Status update||July 2, 2018|
|Status by||Ralph P. Braun|
This chapter describes the principles of dermoscopy including polarized and non-polarized light dermoscopy, as well as the differences of between the two.
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