- Confocal imaging (Reflectance Confocal Microscopy, RCM) is a simple procedure.
- It doesn’t not require time consuming and costly staining and other slide preparations.
- However, that being said, is it as reliable as histology.
- So the answer to the question in the title is…YES it is in experienced hands (just like for an experienced pathologist)
Indeed, you can see sensitivity and specificity are over 98%.
Babar Rao, MD. The Emerging Role of Tele-confocal and Tele-pathology in Global Dermatology. 8th World Congress of Teledermatology, Skin Imaging and AI in Skin diseases – November 2020