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Imaging of intraocular tumors is multimodal, multi-purpose, and in continuous development. Therefore, imaging is indispensable for the detection, diagnosis, therapy and monitoring of intraocular tumours. A broad spectrum of imaging procedures is available for diagnostic testing and follow-up. This includes colour image acquisition, infrared imaging, autofluorescence imaging, fluorescence and indocyanine green angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and sonography (US). In this article, the various investigations and their benefits are described using individual examples for the differential diagnosis of choroidal melanoma and retinal vascular tumours located in the fundus periphery.
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Name: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
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