VELscope® Vx

Enhanced Oral Assessment System
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The VELscope® Vx, the latest model release of VELscope technology, uses natural tissue fluorescence to discover abnormalities in the oral mucosa.

The VELscope® Vx, the latest model release of VELscope technology, uses natural tissue fluorescence to improve the way practitioners examine the oral mucosa and screen for tissue abnormalities by enhancing the visualization of pre-cancers, cancer and other disease processes.

 

The World's #1 Adjunctive Examination Device

Traditional oral mucosal examination tools rely on reflected light to visualize the oral cavity. VELscope® Vx uses tissue fluorescence rather than reflectance. Natural tissue fluorescence is caused by "fluorophores" that, when excited by light of an appropriate wavelength (e.g. blue), will emit their own light at a longer wavelength (e.g. green). The resulting fluorescence may reveal information about cellular, structural, and/or metabolic activity changes that are often directly related to disease processes occurring inside the tissue. The VELscope Vx system is a powerful device for the enhanced visualization of mucosal abnormalities such as oral cancer and premalignant dysplasia. Unlike other adjunctive devices used by dentists, the VELscope Vx system does not require any dyes or prolonged testing procedures. In fact, VELscope Vx examinations can be performed in the dentist's office during routine hygiene exams (and under normal lighting conditions) in about two minutes.

VELscope® Vx Advantages

  • Fits in with your work flow and complements your intra and extraoral head and neck examination with minimal set-up and only nominal time added to the overall appointment
  • Helps you see things which may be hard to visualize otherwise i.e. offers an imaging modality which is sensitive to tissue changes
  • Provides visual information that is bright and easy to observe within the typical lighting conditions in a dental operatory
  • Allows for straightforward photo documentation - photography solution is easy to integrate and bright tissue response allows you to easily acquire digital images to be used for patient records or sent to referral partners
  • Clinically proven for the enhanced visualization of mucosal abnormalities, and for use by specialists in helping establish lesion margins for surgical excision
  • A very important tool in the fight against oral cancer
  • Readily accepted by patients and office staff
  • Well-supported in terms of after sales support, extensive training material as well as clinical support
  • Affordable for any practice
  • An attractive source of on-going revenue for dental practitioners
VELscope® Vx is also the global market leader in tissue fluorescence visualization; over 25 million VELscope® Vx exams have been performed by more than 12,000 dentists in 23 countries.

Indications for Use

VELscope® Vx is intended to be used by a dentist or health-care provider as an adjunct to traditional oral examination by incandescent light to enhance the visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities that may not be apparent or visible to the unassisted eye. VELscope® Vx is further intended to be used by an oral surgeon to help identify diseased tissue around a clinically apparent lesion and thus aid in determining the appropriate margin for surgical excision.

What's Included

  • VELscope® Vx wireless handheld scope (including rechargeable battery)
  • Charging Cradle
  • External Power Supply Brick
  • AC Power Cord
  • Patient Safety Glasses
  • Documentation:
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Step-By-Step Examination Guide (tri-fold 8.5"x 11")
    • Multi-language CD
    • VELscope® Vx Training & Support DVD

Caution: The VELscope® Vx System can be operated ONLY with external power brick provided with the system (Item# MENB1060A1200F03).

VELscope® Vx System Specifications

Physical
  • Hand-Piece Dimensions (H x W x D): 8.6" x 2.4" x 3.4" (22 x 6 x 9 cm)
  • Charging Cradle Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.5" x 4" x 7" (6 x 10 x 18 cm)
  • Hand-Piece Weight: 0.9 lbs (0.41 kg)
  • Charging Cradle Weight: 1.7 lb (0.76 kg)
  • External Power Brick: MENB1060A1200F03, SL Power
Electrical
  • Input Voltage: 100 - 240 V
  • Input Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz
  • Amperage: 1.5A Max @ 100VAC Input
  • Output: 5A Max @ 12 VDC
  • Power Cord: Hospital Grade2
  • Duty Cycle: 5 min. ON; 15 min. OFF
Optical
  • Nominal Output Power (400 - 460nm): ~ 1W
  • Illumination Spot Diameter (@ 10 cm working distance): ~ 1.5" (4 cm)
  • Minimum working distance (front face of unit to tissue): ~ 3" (8 cm)
Environmental
  • Temperature (operating): 60 - 77°F (16 - 30°C)
  • Temperature (non-operating): 32 - 122°F (0 - 50°C)
  • Relative Humidity (operating): 20% - 80% (non-condensing)
  • Relative Humidity (non-operating): 10% - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Maximum Altitude (operating): 10,000 ft
  • Maximum Altitude (non-operating): 35,000 ft

Awards & Accolades

Category: Diagnostics
The Pride Institute
June, 9 2015
Category: Diagnostics
The Pride Institute
July 22, 2013
Dentistry Today
July 12, 2013
Category: Diagnostics
The Pride Institute
October 18, 2012
2012 Dental Excellence Awards
DrBicuspid.com
January 24, 2012
Category: Diagnostics
The Pride Institute
October 10, 2011
Dentistry Today
July 07, 2011
2010 Recognition
World Health Organization
June 30, 2010
LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. receives award for innovation and promise.
Red Herring
September 19, 2008
Category: Most Unique "First Look" Product
Reality Magazine
November 13, 2007

VELcare Product Protection Plan

VELcare is an extended protection plan offered in addition to the 12 month factory warranty issued at the time of purchase.

Fee Schedule
  • $395.00 per year on the first VELscope® unit (available on all VELscope® Vx units)
  • $195.00 per year on each additional VELscope® unit (price valid based on single practice location)
One Year Coverage Includes:
  • Standard inbound and outbound shipping (3-5 day service) within the domestic US and Canada for all battery and light replacement parts and service*
  • Free one hour training with 1 CE credit - one session offered within the active warranty period (CE eligible for one person only)
  • Access to additional education material and case assessment support
Part Replacement Coverage Includes:
  • Battery (limit of one battery replacement per year)
  • Eyepiece
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Charging Cradle
  • Not Included: Canon camera attachment parts and accessories
Additional Unit Replacement Options

In addition to parts and service, VELcare cover also provides you with the option of replacing your VELscope® Vx unit in lieu of moving through the repair process. VELcare offers both certified refurbished units and brand new units at the following additional cost:

  • $695.00 for a certified refurbished unit
  • $1395.00 for a new unit
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