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Large Blinded Clinical Study Achieves High Accuracy for the Diagnosis of Melanoma Using In Vivo Confocal Microscopy
Date:9/18/2007

sed routinely for evaluation of melanocytic lesions. Imaging a single lesion using the VivaScope(R) required just 5 to 10 minutes according to the authors," continued Eastman, "which makes it practical for everyday use in private dermatology practices worldwide."

Study Detailed in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The entire paper recounting the study can be found in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2007), 0, 000-000, doi: 10.1038/sj.jid.5700993, "The Impact of In Vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for the Diagnostic Accuracy of Melanoma and Equivocal Melanocytic Lesions," authors Giovanni Pellacani, Pascale Guitera, Caterina Longo, Michelle Avramidis, Stefania Seidenari and Scott Menzies. On the Web, visit http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.jid.5700993 .

Authors Pellacani, Longo, and Seidenari are of the Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. Guitera, Avramidis, and Menzies are of the Faculty of Medicine, Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney Cancer Centre and Dermatology Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

This paper builds on the results of an earlier pilot study that was published in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, beginning on page 979 of that issue.

About Lucid Inc.

Lucid Inc., based in Rochester, New York, USA, is a medical device and information company dedicated to creating innovative cellular imaging technology and using the Internet to securely deliver accurate, real-time VivaScope(R) cellular resolution images to medical professionals. When coupled with its digital VivaNet(TM) system, the company's ability to image in-vivo (living) tissue will aid medical practitioners and pathologists in skin cancer screening with clarity, speed and patient comfort. For more information about Lucid Inc., visit '/>"/>

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