- Basics on Targeting Biopsies
What is a Targeted Biopsy?
Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy enables the acquisition of microscopic images of tissue, instantaneously and in a minimally invasive manner, to characterize tissue in vivo, during an endoscopic or surgical procedure*. With this information, physicians are able to characterize tissue and target biopsies.
Targeted biopsies offers the physician the potential to reduce the number of physical biopsies needed, while increasing diagnostic yield1, by providing real-time vision at the cellular level. It also provides the finest information available on a patient condition.
Comparison of Cellvizio and Histology
Note: Those two pictures are not co-localized.
* Examples of the use of Cellvizio in endoscopic or surgical procedures are available in the list of publications available in the Resources sections.
1. Sharma P. et al. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2011 (DONT BIOPCE).