VELscope provides a more effective oral cancer screening protocol with immediate benefits for the patient. VELscope is a revolutionary hand-held device that provides us with an easy-to-use examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue.
The VELscope handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce. We are then able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. In fact, VELscope is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover occult oral disease.