Wednesday, February 15, 2023

VELscope Announces AI Powered Research and Development Study

For years, I've been a big fan and a user of the VELscope for oral cancer screenings.  Light assisted oral cancer exams help doctors see things more clearly that might not be as obvious to regular light.  The device emits a wavelength of light that shows areas of injury or concern to appear dark or nearly black upon examination.

Oral cancer is an incredibly terrible disease.  If it is caught early, a simple surgery may be all the is required to remove the area of cancer.  However, if it is caught in later stages, the surgery can be disfiguring to the patient and the chances or survival decrease.

In the United States, one person every hour dies of oral and pharyngeal cancer.  That is a higher fatality rate than cervical cancer.  Also, on average 35,000 new cases will be diagnosed every year.

Finding the disease in its earliest stages is the best way to ensure full recovery and light assisted screenings can be a big help with that.

Now VELscope is looking for offices to participate in a study using AI to help detect oral cancer at the very earliest stages.

To see if your office can qualify to participate, follow this link.  

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