Reflectance confocal microscopy is a niche modality for micro mapping of cutaneous cancers. It uses laser scanning of an area of 0.8 x 0.8 cm. The scanning takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes with larger areas requiring multiple scans and taking even longer. Reflectance confocal microscopy can easily detect basal cell carcinomas within the dermis as well as atypical melanocytes and squamous cell carcinomas. It is a form of noninvasive mapping biopsy. This mapping of cancer can predict the extent of Mohs surgery or limit the extent of radiation fields necessary to treat a skin cancer.
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