Enhanced Diagnostics Improve Ability to Visualize, Detect Bladder Tumors

Early diagnosis of bladder cancer is key to improving patient survival rates from this disease. Chesapeake Urology’s leading bladder cancer specialist, Dr. Geoffrey Sklar, and urologic oncologists,  Dr. Rian Dickstein and Dr. Bishoy Gayed,  utilize the latest in advanced diagnostics and new techniques that improve the physicians’ ability to detect small, non-muscle invasive tumors that may not be seen with conventional diagnostic procedures such as cystoscopy.

Chesapeake Urology’s urologic oncologists are among the few physicians in the region to utilize Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) Cystoscopy and Blue Light Cystoscopy to diagnose the disease in patients. Both are image enhancement diagnostic techniques that offer urologists vastly improved visualization for detecting bladder tumors compared to standard cystoscopy.

Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) Cystoscopy

NBINarrow Band Imaging (NBI) cystoscopy is an image enhancement technology with greater sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors. The technology takes advantage of the benefits of varying wavelengths of white light without the need for dyes or drugs. 

Learn more about NBI.

Blue Light Cystoscopy

Blue light cystoscopy imageBlue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® greatly improves on the traditional white light cystoscopy because blue light technology can actually allow the urologist to visualize more cancer tumors within the bladder. 

Learn more about Blue Light Cystoscopy.