Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions

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See the Lung Tissue as Never Seen Before!


Reach better diagnosis for your bronchoscopy procedure

Physicians have been using Cellvizio to image lung tissue from proximal airways down to alveoli in patients presenting pulmonary lesions.

In the context of pulmonary lesions, Optical Biopsy can assist the physician or surgeon in :

  • Targeting and confirming that the area of interest for
    histological sampling is reached 2 4
  • Visualizing immediately abnormal tissues 1 2 3 4 5
CLE may lead to an optimized rapid in vivo diagnosis of neoplastic changes in patients with suspected lung cancer

Dr. Florian Fuchs
University Hospital Erlangen, Germany


See how bronchoscopists using Cellvizio in the lung may benefit from an enhanced patient care and increased visibility  

We are currently running a US based multicentric registry aiming at evaluating the role of Optical Biopsy for the characterization and management of lung nodules, and post transplant acute rejection.




  1. Thiberville L. et al. Human in vivo fluorescence microimaging of the alveolar ducts and sacs during bronchoscopy. European Respiratory Journal, 2009.
  2. Arenberg D.A et al. Proposed Classification Of Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (pCLe) Findings For Evaluation Of Indeterminate Peripheral Lung Nodules. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med, 2011.
  3. Fuchs F.S et al. Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy for diagnosing Lung Cancer in vivo. European Respiratory Journal, Epub ahead of print, 2012.
  4. Shulimzon TR. et al. Real-time vision of a sarcoid granuloma at bronchoscopy. Am J Resp Crit Care Med, 2013.
  5. Yserbyt J. et al. Perspectives using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy of the respiratory tract. Swiss Med Wkly, 2013.