Confocal laser scanning microscopy for in vivo use
• Optical biopsy
• In real time
The VivaScope 1500 offers physicians, clinicians as well as medical and cosmetic researchers the possibility to non-invasively examine skin in vivo, at cellular resolution and in real time.
The VivaScope 1500 provides a non-invasive view into the epidermis all the way down to the superficial dermis. A near-infrared laser (830 nm) penetrates the superficial layers and is reflected by components of the skin. The strongest reflection is observed with melanin and keratin due to their high refractive indices. The reflected light is captured by the microscope and translated into grayscale images of the different layers of the skin. The high resolution of the images allows investigators to evaluate individual cells in horizontal optical sections.
The VivaScope 1500 is well-suited for a wide variety of medical and cosmetic applications. Therefore, it has become increasingly popular in many clinics, dermatology offices, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies as well as research organisations. The latest generation VivaScope 1500 features a new core technology that significantly improves speed and quality of image acquisition. Examinations using the new device are three times faster than before.
Each VivaScope 1500 is equipped with the VivaCam®, a professional digital dermatoscope that produces images in quality superior to full HD.
The VivaScope 1500 can be supplemented with the handheld device VivaScope 3000.