Volume 7 Issue 1 (January, 2019)

Review Articles

Light Based Headways- An Innovation in Diagnosis
Udit Gupta, Sukhmanpreet Kaur

Detection of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma at an early stage and oral potentially malignant disorders is essential for medical and dental professionals to improve patient survival rates. Evidence based studies have shown that a prompt and accurate diagnosis is possible only by advanced diagnostic methods; and these serve as an adjunct to biopsy which is still considered as gold standard to diagnosis. New technologies have provided an exciting new array of clinical diagnostic tools for localising or emphasising abnormal mucosa in OPD clinics as well as medical/ dental offices. In recent decades, optical techniques utilising the principles ofchemiluminescence and tissue autofluoroscence have emerged to facilitate the early detection of any oral mucosal changes suspicious of malignancy or a predecessor stage of malignancy. The present systematic review of different studies (2004-2018) was done to investigate the efficacy of Vizilite (chemiluminescence) and Velscope (autofluoroscence) for early detection of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma and oral potentially malignant disorders.
Key words: Autofluoroscence; chemiluminescence, potentially malignant disorders.

Received: 15 December  2018                                  Revised: 27 December 2018                          Accepted: 29 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Udit Gupta, BDS, E mail:

This article may be cited as: Gupta U, Kaur S. Light Based Headways- An Innovation in Diagnosis. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):31-37.

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