In vivo optical spectroscopy: New promising techniques for early diagnosis of skin cancer

H. J C M Sterenborg, Massoud Motamedi, F. Sahebkar, J. P. Wicksted, Richard Wagner

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With the continuous increase in the incidence of malignant melanoma, as well as non-melanoma skin cancer, there is a growing need for a reliable, rapid and non-invasive diagnostic technique. Three different spectroscopic techniques that may offer these advantages are presented: reflectance spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalSkin Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993



  • 5-aminolevulinic acid
  • diagnostic
  • fluorescence
  • hematoporfyrin derivative
  • localization
  • NADH
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • reflectance
  • skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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