Mrs Klára Farkas, MD (Budapest, Hungary) : Potential applications and value of novel skin imaging techniques in connective tissue disorders

In this presentation we introduce novel imaging techniques including nonlinear optical (NLO) microscopy, multispectral imaging and high-frequency ultrasounds (HFUS) to visualize the characteristic changes in  Connective Tissue Disorders (CTDs).

The novel imaging techniques may prove useful in the early diagnosis of CTDs.

They may be also used for the objective follow-up of the progression of CTDs, and the assessment of the efficacy of novel therapeutic approaches in the future.