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Cellvizio is a confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) system developed by Mauna Kea Technologies. This innovative technology allows for real-time microscopic imaging of tissues at a cellular level during endoscopic procedures. The Cellvizio system consists of a miniaturized confocal microscope that can be integrated into standard endoscopes, providing high-resolution images of tissues in real time.

The Cellvizio system works by using a laser light source to illuminate the tissue being examined. The light is then reflected back and collected by a detector, allowing for the generation of detailed images of cellular structures. This technology enables clinicians to visualize cellular details such as cell morphology, tissue architecture, and cellular dynamics during endoscopic procedures.

One of the key advantages of Cellvizio is its ability to provide immediate feedback to clinicians during procedures, allowing for on-the-spot decision-making based on real-time microscopic imaging. This can be particularly useful in guiding biopsy collection, identifying abnormal tissue regions, and monitoring treatment responses.

Cellvizio has been used in various medical specialties, including gastroenterology, pulmonology, urology, and gynecology, among others. In gastroenterology, Cellvizio has been utilized for the evaluation of gastrointestinal disorders such as Barrett’s esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal polyps. In pulmonology, Cellvizio has been employed for imaging lung nodules and guiding transbronchial needle aspirations.

Overall, Cellvizio represents a significant advancement in endoscopic imaging technology, allowing for real-time visualization of cellular details that were previously inaccessible during standard endoscopic procedures. Its ability to provide immediate feedback and guide clinical decision-making makes it a valuable tool in various medical specialties for improving diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes.