In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Cutaneous Neoplasms and Normal Skin
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The purpose of this study is to investigate new non-invasive imaging techniques for the evaluation of skin lesions, as well as normal skin. Our primary goal is to collect and study these images of different skin lesions along with matching biopsy specimens. The long-term goal is to develop a technique that will improve the early detection of skin cancer and eliminate the need for many skin biopsies.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
10 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients of the Dermatology, Clinical Immunology Services, Pediatrics and Radiology Oncology departments that are determined to have a skin lesion with anticipated epidermal and superficial dermal histologic alterations amenable to visualization by surface confocal microscopy will be offered the opportunity to participate in the study.
Patients older than or equal to 10 years of age.
Patients with a skin lesion with anticipated epidermal and superficial dermal histologic alterations amenable to visualization by surface confocal microscopy.
Healthy volunteer subjects older than or equal to 10 years old.