VELscope Oral Cancer Exam in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Cancer Detection at our Fingertips
VELscope is a revolutionary hand-held device that offers our office a simple companion to visual cancer screenings. The sophisticated VELscope instrument exposes any suspicious tissue inside your mouth. The light reacts with molecules in your cells and causes them to absorb the light energy and re-emit them as a fluorescent glow. By utilizing special optical filters in the hand-piece we are able to immediately view the difference between normal and abnormal cellular activity. Healthy tissue will give a green glow and suspicious tissue has a loss of fluorescence that will cause it to appear darker. The exam is quick and painless and allows us to screen for oral cancer with much greater efficiency than ever before.