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.