Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Applications in Dermatology
Nouf Almuhanna, Ximena Wortsman, Iris Wohlmuth-Wieser, Misaki Kinoshita-Ise, Raed AlhusayenJournal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery2021
Complete visualization of lesions is critical for the accurate diagnosis and management of dermatological diseases. Currently, the most readily available technologies used by dermatologists include dermoscopy and photography. Nevertheless, ultrasound has emerged as a useful non-invasive modality in dermatology, which can be added to the clinical examination supporting an early and more accurate diagnosis. Moreover, there are significant technological advances in recent years, such as the development of handheld devices and ultra-high frequency probes that have expanded the integration of ultrasound into daily dermatology practice. In this article, we reviewed the most common applications of ultrasound in the field of dermatology.