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Category Archives: SpecuLume

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 […]

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 […]

How to Process a Disposable Speculum Like the Single-Use SpecuLume

How to Dispose of a Cyalume SpecuLUme

Many times, we’re asked one of two questions, usually both: Does this product require special discarding after use? Can it be reused? In terms of special disposal, the answer is no. Our disposable speculum requires no disassembly or deactivation. Simply toss the entire device into the clinical waste container. There are no chemicals, batteries or […]