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Cellvizio for Patients

Cellvizio Optical Biopsy is a window to your health

Endomicroscopy is a state-of-the-art technique for looking inside the body using a probe-based live microscope (pCLE). Cellvizio magnifies the tissue up to 1,000 times, providing physicians additional real-time information about the tissue microstructure. Cellvizio has been adopted by leading physicians around the world and independent clinical studies have reported success in using Cellvizio for multiple clinical indications.

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Cellvizio in Chronic Acid Reflux

Stomach acid can wreak havoc if it is able to splash onto the lining of the esophagus. This is called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). In some case, the damage can cause pre-cancerous cells to form, which is known as Barrett’s Esophagus. In some case, the dammage can cause pre-cancerous cells to form, that condition is known as Barrett’s Esophagus.

The Cellvizio technology can be used to assess tissue of the esophagus during an upper endoscopy procedure. Clinical studies have shown that adding Cellvizio to standard practice can help;

• Reduce the number of biopsies needed while increasing diagnostic yield 1,2

• Give your physician immediate visualisation of the presence or extent of your disease.

This can lessen the length of time to an accurate diagnosis

 

Cellvizio use for Pancreatic Cysts

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
 

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1. M.Canto, et al. In vivo endomicroscopy improves detection of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia: a multicenter international randomized controlled trial, GIE 2013.
2. Bertani H. et al. Improved Detection of Incident Dysplasia by pCLE in a BE Surveillance Program. Dig Dis Sci, 2013.

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