What is ViziLite?

What is ViziLite?

ViziLite® TBlue Annual Oral Cancer Screening System helps oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor and mark abnormal oral cell lesions suspicious for pathology. This includes precancerous and cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during regular visual exams.

What is ViziLite cancer screening?

ViziLite® Plus is a simple screening system that was developed to help oral healthcare professionals identify and evaluate abnormalities in your mouth. These may include suspicious oral lesions, precancerous cells and cancer, that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam.

How does ViziLite work?

ViziLite Plus technology assists your dental professional in seeing abnormal tissue in the mouth, before it is plainly obvious. As ViziLite Plus passes over oral tissue that has been treated with the rinse solution, normal healthy tissue will absorb the light and appear dark, abnormal tissue will appear white.

What does VELscope stand for?

Efficacy of tissue autofluorescence imaging (VELScope) in the visualization of oral mucosal lesions.

What is a pre diagnostic mucosal test?

D0431 – This is an adjunctive pre-diagnostic test that assists with the detection of mucosal abnormalities, including premalignant and malignant lesions. It does not include cytology or biopsy procedures. Keep in mind that D0431 is a pre-diagnostic test and not the actual biopsy procedure.

How often should you get oral cancer screening?

Early detection of oral cancer can improve a patient’s chances of successful treatment. That’s why many dentists recommend having regular oral cancer screenings that examine the entire mouth. Adults over the age of 20 should have a screening every three years while those over 40 should have annual screenings.

How accurate is the VELscope?

Clinical trials demonstrated that sensitivity of VELscope in detecting malignancy and OPMD ranged from 22 % to 100 % and specificity ranged from 16 % to 100%. Most studies concluded that VELscope can help the experienced clinician to find oral precursor malignant lesions.

How often should VELscope be done?

How Often Should I Undergo a VELscope® Screening? Patients should undergo an oral cancer screening during each dental visit. The VELscope® technology can be used every six months to make sure your mouth is healthy and that there are no signs of cancer present.

Can you get HPV in your mouth?

HPV can infect the mouth and throat and cause cancers of the oropharynx (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils). This is called oropharyngeal cancer. HPV is thought to cause 70% of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States.

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