Imaging melanoma in a murine model using reflectance-mode confocal scanning laser microscopy and polarized light imaging.


The light-scattering properties of cutaneous tissues provide optical contrast for imaging the presence and depth of pigmented melanoma in a highly pigmented murine model, the C57/B6 mouse. Early lesions are difficult to identify when viewing black lesions on a black mouse. Two methods were used to image early lesions in this model. (1) A reflectance-mode… (More)