Microlux Diagnostic Light (Microlux/DL)
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 30,000 people are newly diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the United States, with one person dying from this disease every hour of every day. Early detection of oral abnormalities means earlier intervention and simpler, less invasive treatment. Best of all, if found early, oral cancer treatment is 80% to 90% successful.
With refractive light technology already proven to help save lives in the detection of pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities, the Microlux Diagnostic Light (Microlux/DL) makes this advance in patient care simple and inexpensive. When used in conjunction with conventional oral mucosal exams, it improves identification, evaluation, and monitoring of soft tissue abnormalities and changes in all patients.
The Microlux/DL exam is painless, non-invasive, and takes less than three minutes. After noting any acetowhite soft tissue lesions during a routine exam, simply have the patient rinse with the Microlux DL 1% acetic acid solution for 60 seconds. Then, repeat the oral exam using the Microlux DL. Since the acetic acid dehydrates the cytoplasm of acetowhite lesions, the lesion's refractive properties are changed. Under diffused light from the special Microlux/DL fiberoptic light guide, acetowhite or leukoplakic lesions become more visible. The irregular cells take on a whitish hue which contrasts with surrounding tissue, helping to identify abnormalities which require further testing.
Includes the battery-powered Microlux LED trans-illuminator handle, an autoclavable DL light guide, six single-patient doses of Microlux DL Rinse 1% acetic acid solution (30ml per bottle), and three replaceable size N 1.5V batteries. One year manufacturer's warranty.