white light bronchoscopy


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white light bronchoscopy

, white-light bronchoscopy Abbreviation: WLB
Bronchoscopy in which tissues are illuminated with only the normal light spectrum available for use in fiber-optic evaluation of tissues.
Synonym: standard bronchoscopy
See also: bronchoscopy
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The Company submitted a PMA application to the FDA in December, 1995 for Xillix LIFE-Lung, a device that has shown in clinical trials to improve a physician's ability to detect early lung cancer by 171 percent over conventional white light bronchoscopy.
Preliminary data obtained from the seven sites showed a relative improvement of 161 percent in the ability to identify and locate suspicious tissue for moderate to severe dysplasia or worse using the LIFE-Lung Imaging System as an adjunct to white light bronchoscopy vs.
The study anticipated a 50-percent improvement in the physician's ability to identify and locate suspicious bronchial tissue using the LIFE system as an adjunct to white light bronchoscopy, vs.