The role of imaging in the management of patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer: Diagnostic modalities and applications

Deborah MacFarlane, Komal Shah, Ashley Wysong, Ximena Wortsman, Tatyana R. Humphreys

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While uncomplicated cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer can be treated with surgery, destruction, or topical therapy alone, advanced or neglected cases require more complex management decisions. Dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons should be familiar with the imaging techniques relevant to cutaneous oncology and their value in different clinical scenarios. Herein we review imaging modalities used in management of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-588
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017



  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • computed tomography
  • dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • positron emission tomography
  • radiology
  • skin cancer
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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