Optical Biopsy with Cellvizio enables superior characterization of indeterminate biliary and pancreatic strictures
Bilio-pancreatic strictures remain very difficult to diagnose due to the difficulty of getting adequate tissue samples. Using Optical Biopsy with Cellvizio, physicians can see the stricture at the microscopic level, in real-time during the ERCP procedure, which enables a more accurate and instantaneous characterization. This translates into the ability to detect more malignant strictures during initial ERCP procedure, thus reducing repeat procedures and offering patients an earlier and more informed treatment option. It also makes it possible for the physician to rule out disease and send a patient home with high confidence. 1 3
Cellvizio Optical Biopsy is a through-the-scope procedure that fits any standard practice and equipment.
Dr. Raj Shah explains how optical Biopsy assists him in the management of bilio-pancreatic strictures
Higher detection of Cancer in ERCP with Cellvizio
Pr. Shajan Peter
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
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