Olympus has announced that it’s releasing the first therapeutic gastroscope with both high definition video and narrow band imaging. The EVIS EXERA III GIF-1TH190 has a 10 mm outer diameter and a 3.7 mm working channel through which tools can be delivered, while maintaining imaging capabilities similar to diagnostic scopes.
Narrow band imaging allows the physician to illuminate the GI tract with specific wavelengths of light that help visualize the mucosa and diagnose Barrett’s esophagus, ulcerative colitis, and other conditions.
Features of the new gastroscope according to the announcement:
- HDTV image quality: HD imaging delivers improved screening and diagnostic capabilities.
- Narrow Band Imaging: HD NBI provides contrast, which may aid in the interpretation of mucosal morphology, vascular patterns, and blood vessel appearance in patients with Barrett’s esophagus. It also provides nearly twice the viewable distance under NBI compared to previous-generation scopes.
- Slim design: The 10.0 mm distal end diameter is 0.9 mm less than the scope’s predecessor while maintaining a large 3.7 mm working channel.
- Depth of field: The 2-100 mm depth of field allows close examination of the mucosa without the need for magnification.
- Water jet: A forward water jet helps keep the mucosa clear during observation and treatment.
- Waterproof one-touch connector: A new connector simplifies the effort required for setup; its fully submersible design eliminates the need for a water-resistant cap and minimizes the risk of fluid invasion.
- EVIS EXERA III universal platform: The scope is powered by an advanced imaging system, which works seamlessly across specialties to provide easier data management and cost efficiencies.
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