High Definition EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes are unveiled
Endoscopic imaging equipment manufacturer, PENTAX Medical, has launched its next-generation High Definition (HD+) EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes.
“PENTAX Medical is committed to improving clinical outcomes through product innovation” said Chris Japp, president of PENTAX Medical.
“Our goal as a market catalyst and true partner is to provide physicians with a complete solution that is both easy to use and economically efficient. The new EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes meet the need for both high-definition image processing and expanded therapeutic capabilities.”
The new EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes meet the need for both high-definition image processing and expanded therapeutic capabilities
The EPK-i7000 video processor provides a vivid endoscopic image with excellent clarity and detail, allowing for improved observation capability, which may lead to enhanced diagnostic support and therapeutic potential for the physician. It also incorporates PENTAX i-scan imaging technology, an advanced multi-modal tool designed to highlight morphological and vascular patterns of the mucosal surface. In addition, it provides the physician with the advantage of Twin mode technology, which enables simultaneous viewing of i-scan and HD+ white light endoscopy images; and it is the first endoscopic processor to offer built-in HD+ video recording, allowing healthcare providers to collect and share HD+ videos that have the same quality as experienced in the endoscopy room.
The i10 series endoscopes have a lightweight ergonomic control body to improve the physician interface and the second-generation HD+ imaging sensors are designed with Close Focus capabilities, further enhancing the level of detail and clarity. Also incorporated are larger operating channels, expanding the therapeutic options. The i10 series endoscopes include the first diagnostic HD+ gastroscope with a 3.2 mm channel and the first paediatric HD+ colonoscope with a 3.8 mm channel.
Advanced endoscopic imaging has revolutionised our current understanding on how to diagnose and treat patients
Commenting on the need for continual advancement in endoscopy equipment, Professor Helmut Neumann from the Erlangen University Hospital in Germany, said: “Advanced endoscopic imaging has revolutionised our current understanding on how to diagnose and treat patients. Recent advances in the field of endoscopic imaging now allow for a more detailed examination of the colon, thereby improving our adenoma detection rates and enabling an in vivo diagnosis of the polyp’s histology. This leads to immediate histological results, which may allow taking clinical decisions without any significant delay. The new HD+ technology in combination with virtual chromoendoscopy therefore considerably enhances our diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic options”.