New skin lesion clinic could eliminate need for biopsies

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A new tool being offered by the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health is helping dermatologists identify potential skin cancers without the need to biopsy the lesion.

Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive imaging tool that provides “virtual dermatology,” giving dermatologists such as Dr. Harold Rabinovitz high-resolution images of the skin to determine and diagnose skin lesions for possible cancer treatment.

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