Velscope® - new method in early detection of oral mucosal changes

Nikolovski, Bruno and Minovska, Ana and Popovic-Monevska, Danica and Popovska, Mirjana and Radojkova-Nikolovska, Vera and Cvetanovska-Stojchevska, Daniela (2015) Velscope® - new method in early detection of oral mucosal changes. In: VII Macedonian Dental Congress with International Participation, 11-14 June 2015, Ohrid, Macedonia.


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The most common way to detect disease is by visual inspection of the suspect tissue. However, the human eye is not optimized for this task because the perceived spectrum of light is divided into three channels, all of which have overlapping spectral sensitivity curves. Here, we present new methods to optimize visually perceived contrast based on spectral differences between normal and abnormal tissue. We apply these methods to the perception of fluorescence emission from the oral cavity. Abnormalities in the oral cavity are optimally perceived when the excitation is between 420-440 nm. To optimally visualize fluorescence at 340-nm excitation, the emission should be observed through a blue bandpass filter transmitting light at 430 nm. The VELscope® system uses oral tissues’ autofluorescency as a new and completely non-invasive screening of mucosal changes and enabling early detection of potential pre-cancer, oral cancer and other oral diseases, and it position itself as an advanced level of preventive care. We will present the main features of this adjunctive diagnostic tool, and we’ll answer the most FAQs and doubts about its application in daily practice routine. Keywords: Velscope, screening, fluorescence, tissue abnormalities, early detection

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Ana Minovska
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 14:39
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 14:39

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