Velscope

velscope-oral_cancerThe Velscope system is used to conduct more oral cancer exams than any other adjunctive device in the world. The Velscope system is the first oral cancer screening device to incorporate fluorescence visualization technology to help detect abnormal tissue , including cancer and precancer.

This system is the first adjunctive device cleared by the FDA and Health Canada to help clinicians see cancerous and precancerous lesions that might not be visible to the naked eye. The Velscope is also the first device cleared to help surgeons determine the appropriate surgical margins if surgery is indicated. This is extremely important, as oral surgery often fails to remove 100% of the targeted tissue.

It is important to understand that the Velscope system is not a diagnostic device. It is used to detect tissue that appears to be abnormal. If the dentist is sufficiently suspicious of the tissue detected, a surgical biopsy should be conducted. Only when an oral pathologist reads the results of this surgical biopsy can a diagnosis be made.

Velscope exams are be given as part of a normal hygiene exam. The exam only takes 2 to 3 minutes and is completely free of pain or discomfort.

For more information, please visit www.velscope.com

To watch a video on how it works and the importance of oral cancer screening, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZWksiU-9U

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