A major innovation for interventional pulmonology
Important microscopic level processes take place in the distal part of the lungs. Until now, not only were the alveoli unreachable by conventional endoscopes, but no modality could provide cellular information of this region.
Moreover, histology specimens, when they can be obtained in the distal lungs, are often of poor quality and generally do not lead to a conclusive diagnosis.
Probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (pCLE) with the Cellvizio® system is intended to provide real-time dynamic microscopic imaging of the distal lungs that is currently unavailable using any other technique. Real-time dynamic imaging with pCLE opens a whole new world in interventional pulmonology.
New relevant information available in real time
Cellvizio can be combined with advanced endoscopic modalities and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) and therefore allows physicians to visualize the cellular nature of the bronchial tree in real-time and get a better understanding of the condition of the patient. This direct visualization may allow better targeting of peripheral nodules or other lesions in the distal lungs for tissue sampling, as shown in the literature and in this case report.
Offering better options for patients
Users of the Cellvizio® LUNG device have been able to change the traditional management of their patient by offering alternatives to surgical biopsies, needle biopsies, or “watch and wait” strategies. The immediate availability of precise imagery of these remote areas of the lung brings a new powerful tool to the pulmonologist's armamentarium and shows a cutting edge approach to the diagnosis and treatment of some of the most serious pathologies patients can incur.
- Frequent and high-quality training opportunities
- A strong community of KOLs dedicated to the development of pCLE through the International Conference of Cellvizio Users
- Cellvizio.net: a complete e-learning center for Cellvizio users
- We can help you bring Cellvizio to your institution
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