Dr. Kuske uses the enhanced oral assessment system from VELscope® Vx to help with diagnosis.
A New Way to Examine for Oral Disease
VELscope® technology is changing the way oral mucosal examinations take place. The VELscope® handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light which is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that may be visibly disrupted when tissue undergoes an abnormal change (which can occur in the oral mucosa for a multitude of reasons), such as when associated with dysplasia or oral cancer.
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A Simple Process for the Enhanced Visualization of Oral Mucosal Abnormalities.
Introducing the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, which centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye.
Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia.
More than 25 million VELscope® Vx examinations have been performed by over 15,000 dental practitioners in 23 countries. The technology is also backed by more clinical studies than any other adjunctive device for tissue fluorescence visualization.
The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a handheld scope that is used by dentists to help visualize oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer.
The VELscope® Vx system is an adjunctive device which means it must be used together with and as a supplement to the traditional intra and extraoral head and neck exam. Unlike other adjunctive devices used for oral examinations, the VELscope® Vx does not require any dyes or prolonged testing procedures. In fact, a VELscope® Vx exam can be performed in the dentist’s office during a routine hygiene exam in about two minutes.
All information and images used on this page about the VELscope® Vx product are provided and written by VELscope®, a division of LED Dental. For additional information regarding this product, please visit their website www.velscope.com.