Lakeview Health System
Blue Light Cytoscopy

About a Blue Light Cytoscopy
Blue Light Cystoscopy is a new, state-of-the-art imaging procedure available at Stillwater Medical Group that helps urologists detect and diagnose bladder tumors easier than ever before. It helps make the tumor more visible to the physician and enhances complete removal while decreasing the rate of a tumor reoccurring.

How Does it Work?
The urologist will inject a colorless contrast solution into the bladder that accumulates in cancer cells. The color will then turn bright pink or red when shown under a blue light. The best candidates for Blue Light Cystoscopy are patients who are suspected or known to have bladder tumors.

In the images below, the bladder tumor is essentially invisible under white light (left). The tumor can clearly be seen under blue light (right).

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