Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, e20220353.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20220353

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Application of optical coherence tomography in dermatology

Hao Feng1,2, Liu Guoyan1   

  1. 1Shandong Provincial Hospital for Skin Diseases & Shandong Provincial Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan 250022, China; 2Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261000, Shandong, China
  • Received:2022-05-17 Revised:2023-07-17 Online:2023-01-05 Published:2023-11-30
  • Contact: Liu Guoyan
  • Supported by:
    Shandong Province Graduate Education and Teaching Reform Research Project (SDYJG19156)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Optical coherence tomography(OCT)is an imaging technique that obtains information in the tissue sagittal plane based on the principles of low-coherence light interference. It has characteristics of high resolution, good repeatability, rapid imaging, and non-invasiveness, and has been widely used in ophthalmology. OCT is suitable for skin imaging, and its image characteristics are highly consistent with skin structure. This review summarizes the principles of OCT and its application prospects in dermatology.

Key words: Optical devices, Diagnostic imaging, Skin diseases, Skin neoplasms, Optical coherence tomography