Assessment of a scoring system for Basal Cell Carcinoma with multi-beam optical coherence tomography

Wahrlich C, Alwai S. A, Batz S, Fluhr J. W, Lademann J, Ulrich M.

Multi-beam optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel method of non-invasive skin imaging allowing the evaluation of tissue at high level of lateral and axial resolution. It permits the horizontal and vertical evaluation of the extent of diseases.

Herein, we aimed to validate diagnosing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) by OCT using a newly developed scoring system (‘Berlin Score’-BS). This was based on the predetermined criteria such as dark border underneath the tumour and ovoid structures. Their frequency and distribution in subtypes of BCC were evaluated. (2015)

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