Category Archives: SpecuLume

Does a Speculum’s Design Affect the Success of a Vaginal Examination?

Design is more than just aesthetic. Good design can accentuate the features of any tool, especially a medical device. A strategically designed medical device can positively impact a patient’s experience and a physician’s experience during an examination. More specifically, a vaginal speculum’s design has the power to facilitate a successful pelvic examination. The SpecuLume EZ, […]

The Dangers of Using Thermal Energy Batteries During a Vaginal Examination

Physicians need light sources they can trust during a vaginal examination. These light sources will illuminate the examination area in order to aid the physician, yielding more accurate detections and a streamlined experience. In the past, thermal energy batteries have powered a variety of medical devices. That being said, their reliability as a safe energy […]

Medical Innovations That Are Transforming the Way Gynecology Is Practiced

Innovation is more than just adaptation. When it comes to medicine, innovative practices have the opportunity to truly transform an institution and individual patient lives. Medical innovations can also impact unique specialties, including gynecology. Here are a few of the latest innovations revolutionizing traditional gynecology. Single-use devices Single-use medical devices are becoming increasingly popular among […]

Best Ways Your Medical Practice Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

Over time, medical practices have committed to diminishing their impact on the environment. Many eco-friendly initiatives can both help the environment and minimize office expenses. Championing sustainability throughout a medical practice, especially a gynecology practice, will inform your staff members and patients of your commitment to bettering the world and medicine as a whole. Implementing […]

What Are the Long-Term Benefits of Using the SpecuLume EZ?

Today’s medical landscape is rapidly changing. Physicians now have access to technology and equipment that can completely streamline traditional medical practices. With so many options on the market, medical devices need to be equally beneficial to both physicians and patients in order to stand out. One medical device projected to be the future of gynecology […]

How Chemiluminescence Is Influencing Modern Medicine

Chemiluminescent light is leading a new wave of technology that is impacting modern medicine. Cyalume Medical, a division of Cyalume Technologies, is revolutionizing the way gynecology is practiced with its SpecuLume EZ, the vaginal speculum featuring chemiluminescence. This single-use medical device provides vivid illumination using patient-safe, chemiluminescent technology. What is chemiluminescence? Chemiluminescence offers a safer […]

Dangerous Liabilities Gynecologists Can Avoid by Using Proper Lighting

Proper lighting is necessary to successfully completing a vaginal examination. Whether that lighting is external or is included in the design of a medical device, it must be present while a gynecologist is performing an exam. Insufficient lighting can lead to dangerous liabilities that affect the physician’s performance. No matter how experienced or educated a […]

How to Use Cyalume Medical’s SpecuLume EZ: A Quick and Easy Guide

The SpecuLume EZ is the only single-use speculum that combines the brilliance of chemiluminescent light with an advanced design. Fast. Simple. Safe. To help you and your team facilitate easy use of the SpecuLume EZ, we’re providing a visual and written guide demonstrating this medical device’s simple activation process. How to Use a SpecuLume EZ […]

How Can a Single-Use Speculum Be Environmentally Friendly?

As the medical industry becomes increasingly complex over time, it seems physicians will require more resources to treat patients. More resources would inevitably mean more waste to dispose. Today, medical offices are attempting to find ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce while also maintaining eco-friendly practices. More specifically, gynecologists are introducing single-use […]

Which Type of Light Works Best with a Speculum?

Like most medical devices, there are multiple components available for physicians to try within the speculum marketplace. Speculums that come with a built-in or supplementary light source offer physicians additional guidance during a pelvic exam. From rechargeable batteries to chemiluminescence, there is a wide range of intravaginal lighting options to choose from. Alkaline batteries Alkaline […]