PENTAX believes that its autofluorescence videoendoscopy system enables clinicians to effectively detect lesions and abnormalities “at early stages through the display of the differing degrees of autofluorescence emitted by submucosal tissue.”
Details about the system that consists of the PENTAX SAFE-3000, a light source-integrated processor unit, and the PENTAX EB-1970AK, an electronic endoscope:
1. Autofluorescence observation via electronic videoendoscope
As the world’s first system to offer autofluorescence image observation via videoendoscope, this PENTAX system enables the effective detection of even minor bronchial lesions through high-quality image observation. As a result, it supports the detection of lung cancer and other ailments at an earlier stage and with greater ease than is possible with conventional endoscope examinations.
2. Flexible image displays
The system offers three image display modes – WL mode for ordinary white light images, FL mode for autofluorescence images and TWIN mode that simultaneously displays WL and FL images side by side. Switching between these modes is simply controlled through use of the image-switching button on the videoendoscope for improved operability during observation.
3. Video image display and storage
The system features a digital video output terminal, which allows the user to display or store movie images on a PC or a variety of digital video equipment.
4. USB memory storage
The system also features a USB output terminal, which allows convenient digital still image storage on USB memory.
The press release…