Bladder Ailments

OCT is thought to be valuable as an adjunct to traditional cystoscopy and laparoscopy procedures.  In transurethral resection of bladder tumors, for example, OCT has the potential to eliminate local recurrence and minimize the amount of normal tissue removed by guiding surgical resection lines.

Laser implications:

The long coherence length of the Insight laser can be particularly useful for larger organs such as the bladder.

Additional technical information:




Fluorescence cystoscopy with high-resolution OCT
as an adjunct reducesfalse-positive findings in
the diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.

OCT image clearly shows bladder growths.
Detailed identification of growth areas can
minimize tissue removal during surgery.