2 The technologies
2.1 The VivaScope 1500 and 3000 imaging systems (MAVIG) are non‑invasive, high resolution, reflectance laser confocal microscope systems that are designed to help assess potentially malignant skin lesions. They aim to provide quasi‑histological resolution (a highly magnified image) of skin cells that is reportedly comparable to microscopic examination of a skin specimen. The VivaScope imaging systems are designed to be used with dermoscopy to help diagnose potentially malignant skin lesions, to delineate tumour margins for excision or to monitor healing after treatment.
2.2 The 2 CE‑marked VivaScope imaging systems were identified during scoping as relevant to this assessment. No other commercially available laser confocal microscopes with real‑time imaging functionality were identified.