Cook Medical has announced that it’s making available the Cellvizio Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) System from Mauna Kea Technologies, a company based in Paris, France. Using the system, urologists can microscopically analyze the cellular structure of tissues during ureteroscopic and cystoscopic procedures without taking any samples. The system comes with a choice of reusable probes that integrate a scanning laser and a detector that records the close-up image produced.
A probe is introduced through an endoscope and the tip placed against the tissue of interest. The generated image is then displayed as real-time video on the Cellvizio system’s computer screen. The physician can move about and sample different tissues as necessary and for as long as required.
Mauna Kea is touting that the Cellvizio technology is already in use in 550 clinics in over 40 countries around the world.