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  • OCT in Dermatology Training Opens in Bonn
Jul 2012
BONN, Germany, July 13, 2012 — Private medical center Medizinisches Zentrum Bonn Friedensplatz will offer the first training workshop for clinicians on the use and applications of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in dermatology.

The one-day workshop this summer will train clinicians on how to interpret OCT images of skin and how to use the information to aid and improve their care of patients’ skin conditions, especially for nonmelanoma skin cancer. It will be directed by professor Uwe Reinhold, president of the Onkoderm network of top German skin cancer clinics and lead dermatologist at the Medizinisches Zentrum Bonn.

Reinhold’s clinic has routinely used Michelson Diagnostic’s VivoSight multibeam OCT scanner system since the beginning of the year, scanning more than 100 patients.

“We have found OCT imaging particularly useful for nonmelanoma skin cancer, and our patients really appreciate this service because they get a fast and reliable diagnosis without taking a biopsy,” he said. “I believe it will become a widely used technique in Germany, and this training workshop will help spread the knowledge and understanding of OCT.”

OCT provides detailed real-time images of subsurface skin tissue at much higher resolution than is possible with ultrasound and other standard imaging modalities, by using a low-power laser scanning device.

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