When a physician is searching for minute cancerous tissue with a camera lens smaller than the head of a pin, the ability to see clearly can make a significant difference.
Now, thanks to improved endoscopic imaging technology, Newton Medical Center physicians and patients can more precisely see the inner workings of the intestines, airways, lungs and stomach. The tubelike flexible endoscope is most often used to search for cancerous tissue when early detection can make all the difference in a patient’s future. The endoscope relays a magnified picture of internal tissue to a television viewing screen. Still photographs of particular areas can also be printed and placed on the patient’s chart. A biopsy forceps can be used to remove small amounts of questionable tissue for analysis. It all translates to better care for our patients.
The new EVIS EXERA III video endoscopy system is setting new standards with advances in visualization, operator control, and workflow management. New or enhanced imaging technologies include HDTV for superior clarity; next-generation Narrow Band Imaging for enhanced observation of mucosal tissue; and dual-focus capabilities that allow physicians to switch the depth of field from normal focus to near focus for more detailed observation of suspected lesions.
Technologies such as Passive Bending (for following contours in the colon), High Force Transmission (for improved sensitivity to a physician’s movements), Variable Stiffness (to meet the unique anatomical needs of the patient), and ScopeGuide (for visualizing the scope’s position inside the patient’s body) all deliver better control to the physician and are designed to help improve comfort for the patient.