Category Archives: SpecuLume

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 […]

The Truth About Metal Speculums

The tools gynecologists use to examine a patient during a pelvic exam can influence both the physician and patient experience. The metal speculum, one of history’s longest surviving medical devices, seems to still be present within gynecology; however, it does come with its lasting impacts on modern medicine. At a glance, the metal speculum seems […]

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 […]

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 […]