Munich Germany, Priv. Doz. Dr. Gerald Messer (Munich, Germany) makes use of an AGFA SKINTELL unit for test purpose. He is quite impressed about the new technologies performance, especially in diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer. A first test is so promising that a second closer look will be done with associated clinics in June. “The new High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography (HD-OCT) technology will give the opportunity to diagnose actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma without intervention in an early stage where non-invasive therapies are promising”.
Dr. Messer reported also some success from the DDG (Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft) Congress that was held on May 1-4, 2013 in Dresden. As a result of the advances in new non-invasive imaging technologies, the DDG will establish a workgroup to evaluate non-invasive diagnostic imaging such as HD-OCT in dermatology.
Dermatologists Priv. Doz. Dr Gerald Messer and his assistant doctor Martin Nguyen discussing the SKINTELL diagnostic performance of basal cell carcinoma