DERMCUP: High resolution ultrasound scanner for skin imaging
Ultrasound scanner dedicated to dermis
Dermcup allows the acquisition in real time and in-vivo of high resolution skin vertical cross sections: 16 mm x 12 mm
Dermis is echogenic. The echoes come from the network of collagen fibers and elastic fibers. The lesions (tumors, cysts, angiomas…) have a hypoechoic appearance.
High resolution echography for dermatology
Thank to its high frequency, Dermcup offers a high resolution:
Axial: 30 10-3mm
Lateral: 120 10-3 mm
In dermatology, it is necessary to visualize infracentimeter lesions. This cannot be done with traditional ultrasound scanner fitted with 7 to 13 MHz probes. DERMCUP is well adjusted for visualization of lesions in dermis.
Image acquisition in real time
The acquisition frequency is 10 images per second.
During the examination, the probe is easily moved on the skin. It is very comfortable to handle.
Two probes are available
Standard linear probe
Sectorial probe for mouth
Melanoma Impairment of the horizontal structure of the skin with the presence of a homogeneous very hypoechoic lesion.
Ulcerated melanoma on the forearm infiltrating the dermis (the histological thickness was 3.7 mm, measured at 3.68 mm on echography image).
Mélanoma of the ear Impairment of the horizontal structure of the skin with the presence of a homogeneous very hypoechoic lesion (arrow).
Basocellular carcinoma Basocellular carcinoma on the forehead (above the temporal artery)
Basocellular carcinoma on the face above the mastoid
Compound nevus of the dermis Hypoechoic lesion with many echoes and margins with adjacent dermis not well-defined
Histiocytofibroma Hypoechoic homogeneous dermal lesion with poorly-defined margins
Seborrhoeic keratosis Superficial lesion with often prominent entry echo line due to superficial keratose
Epidermal cyst Lesion often round, well-defined with inside strong echoes parallel to the surface
Sub-epidermal bubble Anechoic lesion with thin hyperechoic line in the dermal surface demonstrating its sub-epidermal situation
Seborrhoeic wart Posterior attenuation in the dermis due to prominent entry echo (heavily keratinized tumour).
Angioma of the lip Echoic homogeneous and well-defined lesion
Tuberous angioma with thrombosis
Hypertrophic scar Hypoechoic aspect Visualisation of horizontal organization of collagen fibbers
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