Is Cellvizio Optical Biopsy right for me ?
How Cellvizio Optical Biopsy can help you
I have Barrett's Esophagus
Patients with Barrett's Esophagus have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer so your doctor may recommend keeping an eye on it through regular endoscopies. During an endoscopy, Cellvizio Optical Biopsy may help your doctor to pinpoint areas that may need further examination , which means a reduction in biopsies. Cellvizio Optical Biopsy may also help your doctor to detect more malignant lesions through better sampling , especially in areas that appear normal under endoscopic examination alone. It can also help him or her to choose the right treatment for you and to evaluate whether a current treatment is going well.
I have a narrowing in my bile duct
If you have a blocked bile or pancreatic duct, your physician will need to determine what is causing the blockage. A procedure called ERCP can help do this in which tissue samples are taken for further examination. Cellvizio Optical Biopsy can help your doctor to detect more malignant cells, more accurately, and thus reducing repeat procedures with better sampling. It may also help him or her to make a more informed treatment option and offer the possibility of ruling out malignancy immediately if the blockage appears benign.
I have a cyst in my pancreas
Most pancreatic cysts aren't cancerous, and many don't cause symptoms. But some pancreatic cysts can be cancerous. Your doctor may want to take a sample of the pancreatic cyst fluid to determine the nature of the lesion. One of the options is to perform an Endoscopic Ultrasound fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). Because Cellvizio Optical Biopsy enables the visualization of tissues at the cellular level while a EUS-FNA examination is taking place, it provides information that assists the physicians in characterizing your pancreatic cyst in real time. This in turn will allow your doctor to eliminate the need for additional surveillance procedures, diagnose the cysts more quickly, tell you whether you need surgery or not, reduce the number of unnecessary repeat endoscopic procedures.
I am due for a colonoscopy
Your doctor may suggest removing the polyp during a colorectal EMR. He or she may also recommend a follow-up examination 3 months later to ensure the entire polyp was remove. Cellvizio Optical Biopsy will help him or her to view the area at a microscopic level so that you can be sure that all cancerous cells have been removed. It may also trigger re-treatment on the spot which will reduce repeat endoscopies.
I have a lung nodule
If you have been told you have a “spot” on your lung it is important to understand that most are due to benign conditions. However, your doctor may recommend a bronchoscopy to examine the area more closely. Cellvizio Optical Biopsy may provide your physician with a more accurate picture of the area so that you come out with a more precise, and complete diagnosis knowing with more certainty whether or not you have cancer.
I have a lesion in my bladder
Bladder or urinary tract lesions may require further investigation and your physician may perform a cystoscopy to determine the nature and cause of the lesion. Cellvizio Optical Biopsy may help your doctor to get an accurate picture of the lesions in real time so that he or she is able to tell you whether the tissue is benign or malignant.