dermatoscope


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dermoscope

A device used to examine the skin at low (e.g., 10X) magnification. It consists of a light source, magnifying glass and glass used to press against the skin.

dermatoscope

(dĕr-mat′ŏ-skōp″) [ dermato- + -scope]
An instrument used to perform dermatoscopy. Older dermatoscopes consist of a low-power (10×) magnifier, a nonpolarized light source, a transparent plate, and a light layer of mineral oil between the instrument and the skin. The mineral oil allows inspection of skin lesions without reflection from the skin surface. More recent dermatoscopes use polarized light to eliminate skin surface reflections.
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Visual inspection is subjective, he relates, even by physicians using a dermatoscope to see superficial and subsuperficial skin features and trained in the ABCDE-- area, border, color, diameter, evolution--protocol.
However, SK lesions are usually distinguished by the horned cysts that can be seen on dermatoscope examination (Table 2).
A dermatoscope was also used to reflect, refract, and diffract light from the surface of the skin, otherwise not seen by the naked eye.
A thorough inspection of the lesions with the aid of a dermatoscope made it possible to find a parasite with a strong fluorescent orange color (Fig.
My main function is to conduct full body checks or single lesion checks with a dermatoscope using digital photography.
Viewed through a dermatoscope, the lesion's polygonal brownish pigmentation looks like cobblestones (Can Med Assoc J.
Dermatologists uses the dermatoscope to identify six unique colors so we used to find k=10 color cluster in the varying light conditions captured using standard digital cameras.
The hand held dermatoscope improves the recognition of Wickham Striae and capillaries in lichen planus lesions.
A dermatoscope, if available, is a preferred alternative to an ophthalmoscope to identify vascular abnormalities such as tortuosity and loss of capillaries in the nail bed.
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive clinical examination that utilizes a dermatoscope, a hand-held light magnifier, to visualize skin lesions in detail.
Visual examination ob individual lesions--magnifying lamp or dermatoscope.