The VELscope Vx is a hand-held device that gives denturists an easy-to-integrate adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of a wide variety of oral diseases, including pre-cancer and cancer.
How Does the VELscope Vx Work?
The VELscope Vx hand piece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites natural fluorophores from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane (where premalignant changes typically begin). It then goes through into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce. The VELscope Vx’s proprietary filter makes fluorescence visualization possible by blocking reflected blue light and by enhancing the contrast between normal and abnormal tissue.