High-quality Raman signals from melanocytic lesions compatible with a possible clinical application have not been demonstrated yet. The objectives of the work described in this thesis were:
I: The development of a Raman spectroscopic prototype for objective and fast assessment of melanocytic skin lesions clinically suspicious for melanoma;
II: Identification of the main spectroscopic features of melanoma and benign melanocytic lesions suspicious for melanoma;
III: Assessment of the feasibility of Raman spectroscopy as an adjunct technique to improve clinical diagnosis of melanocytic skin lesions.

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Keywords Raman spectoscopy, Melanoma, Clinical diagnosis, Early detection
Promotor T.E.C. Nijsten (Tamar) , S. Koljenović (Senada) , P.J. Caspers (Peter)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6299-958-9
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/105987
Note For copyright reasons there is a (partial) embargo for this dissertation
Santos, I.P. (2018, June 27). Improving Clinical Diagnosis of Melanocytic Skin Lesions by Raman Spectroscopy. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/105987