lek. Hanna Cisoń, dr hab. n. med. Rafał Białynicki-Birula
Key words: ultrasonography, diagnostic Imaging, skin, skin diseases
High Frequency Ultrasonography (HFUS) is a non-invasive and inexpensive diagnostic technique used to assess the effectiveness of dermatological and anti-aging treatment. Moreover it can be useful in rating advancement of selected dermatological diseases such as malignant melanoma or scleroderma.
The paper presents sonographic images of the skin lesions of some dermatoses, such as: verruca vulagris, epidermoid cyst, maculopapular cutaneous mastocytosis, morphea and progressive systemic sclerosis, lichen sclerosus and atrophicus, malignant melanoma and psoriasis vulgaris. Based on a literature review and own experience, there were presented characteristic sonographic features of skin and skin diseases. Furthermore in the paper it was shown that HFUS can be as well used in assessing the effectiveness of therapies slowing down the aging process of the skin (vitamin and collagen therapy, hyaluronic acid injection).