European Journal of Dermatology


Ultrasound in dermatology Volume 10, issue 6, September 2000


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Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

This paper addresses the basic terminology of modern ultrasound equipment for the examination of the skin, the technical limitations of currently available equipment and the normal skin structure. Different applications for dermatosonography are discussed, and the paper summarises current knowledge about common sources of variation in the ultrasound image of the skin, such as skin tumours and selected skin diseases.