Top 3 Excuses Women Use to Avoid Going to the Gynecologist

For the longest time, women have been avoiding going to the gynecologist. Despite the vast knowledge regarding the importance of getting exams annually, there are still a few elements that can negatively influence a woman’s decision to visit her physician. These reasons include a woman’s lack of time, the lack of education about the types […]

Why Pelvic Exams Are Critical to Maintain Women’s Health

When it comes to optimal physical health, annual medical checkups are a must. These appointments give doctors the opportunity to check up on patients, and patients can receive preventive services. Routine screenings are also important for women’s health, allowing physicians to catch cancers or sexually transmitted diseases at an earlier stage. What is a pelvic […]

How Can a Disposable Speculum Protect Your Practice Against a Lawsuit?

Practicing medicine can be delicate at times. Today, lawsuits are not only based on medical errors, but they can be based on the way a patient was treated during his or her medical treatment. Lawsuits against medical practices can basically ruin a company or a licensed professional’s reputation. This can result in financial loss or […]

How to Cut Costs by Opting for a Single-Use Speculum

Whether you are running a small clinic or a private practice with multiple locations, it is no secret operational costs in gynecology can be expensive. Traditional fixed expenses can include employee payroll, office space, insurances, medical technology, and equipment. Variable expenses can include marketing, professional development, or industry memberships. All those costs can really add […]

How Do Disposable Speculums Fight Cross-Contamination?

Modern medical devices and equipment pose many benefits to physicians. They can streamline a patient’s examination and yield more accurate results when basic tools are not sufficient. In gynecology, speculums are “critical” devices used to complete a thorough examination. That being said, speculums have come a long way since the device’s origin. Although a certain […]

What are the Different Sizes and Types of Speculum?

Understanding Features and Benefits of Each Speculum Type Typically made of plastic or medical, the cervical speculum is a tool developed in the 1800s and used still today by OB/GYNs. There are other types of speculum, such as the nasal variety, used to remove foreign bodies from body cavities, but those will not be our […]

First-of-its-Kind Vaginal Speculum Integrates Chemiluminescence

Cyalume Vaginal SpecuLume

The SpecuLume™ by Cyalume Medical gives OB/GYNs the ability to deliver bright, functional light directly to the examination area without outside devices Cyalume Medical is revolutionizing a long-standard medical device with the introduction of their SpecuLume™. This single-use plastic disposable vaginal speculum provides vivid illumination with the use of chemiluminescence technology. “Today, clinicians performing vaginal […]

What is the SpecuLume?

What is the Cyalume Speculume?

Or, What is a vaginal speculum and how does chemiluminescence increase its effectiveness? A traditional vaginal speculum, made of metal or sometimes plastic, consists of a hollow cylinder with a rounded end that is divided into two hinged parts. Somewhat resembling the beak of a duck, the vaginal speculum was created by J. Marion Sims […]

Cyalume SpecuLume: How Does it Work?

Light Inserts for Cyalume SpecuLume

How To Use a Speculum with Integrated Chemiluminescent Light Source When performing vaginal examinations, clinicians currently have two options. The first option combines a traditional speculum, in either plastic or metal, with an external light source like a floor lamp, pen light or head lamp. This approach provides a cumbersome experience, to say the least. […]

What Makes the SpecuLume Better Than Other Types of Speculum?

Cyalume SpecuLume vs Meta Speculum

How to Use a Speculum with Integrated Chemiluminescent Light Source Generally speaking, the speculum has been around since the 1800’s. While there hasn’t been much advancement in terms of design, the use of disposable speculum has become more widespread in recent decades. Still, the design, having been proven over the course of more than 150 […]