PDT is the use of light-activated drugs which produce singlet oxygen to treat diseased tissues. The drug undergoes a chemical reaction when light of a particular wavelength and intensity is applied, resulting in a therapeutic effect.
No, the BLU-U is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while the BLU-U delivers incoherent light scattered over a larger area.
A qualified healthcare provider is required to perform the procedure.
In its open position the BLU-U footprint is approximately 3’ x 3’. We recommend a treatment area of 7’ x 9’ for convenience. When stored, the BLU-U only requires a 2’ x 3’ storage space. See Unit Specifications.
Reimbursement for BLU-U therapy for actinic keratoses is available. For reimbursement support you may contact any one of our DUSAdelivers team members.
Yes, a BLU-U has a 3-year warranty on all parts and labor. Please contact our Customer Service department for additional information.
The system is ready for use when the Keyswitch is turned to the "l" (on) position and the System Status Indicator flashes three times and goes off. See the BLU-U Operating Manual for more specific details.
Yes. Although exposure to the light from the BLU-U during a patient treatment is below the recommended maximum skin and eye exposure for blue and UV light, it is recommended that both the patient and clinician(s) wear blue-blocking eye protection while the BLU-U is in operation for comfort and to further minimize eye exposure.
We recommend that the patient and the BLU-U indicator light be monitored throughout the treatment.
See Patient Education for properly setting patient expectations.
Yes, if a patient needs to remove himself from the unit, or asks for it to be turned off, he can do so at any time. Once the light treatment is stopped, it is not to be resumed during the session.
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