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Endoscope
An endoscope is an instrument used to carry out a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure that is used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. The instrument may have a rigid or flexible tube and not only provide an image for visual inspection and photography, but also enable taking biopsies and retrieval of foreign objects. Endoscopy is the vehicle for minimally invasive surgery, and patients may receive conscious sedation so they do not have to be consciously aware of the discomfort. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Endoscope’ in their stories:
Visualisation system for diagnosis of pancreatic ducts
The SpyGlass DS Direct visualisation system from Boston Scientific simplifies diagnostics for liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile duct problems
Specialist endoscopy for head and neck cancer investigations
A team in Coventry has been using endoscopy equipment from Pentax Medical for use in carrying out head and neck cancer investigations as an outpatient procedure
Health procurement strategy sponsorship
Endoscope manufacturer Pentax Medical is sponsoring the Health Care Supply Association Conference this year in November
Endoscopes with high optical magnification
The MagniView endoscope range provides high definition medical imaging capability with optical magnification of up to 136 times
Covidien launches RF ablation catheter to eliminate need for multiple endoscope introductions
Covidien is expanding the company's portfolio of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheters with the launch of the Barrx Channel RFA Endoscopic Catheter for treating Barrett's esophagus and certain gastrointestinal bleeding disorders.
Multicentre European study to evaluate treatment system for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
CardioFocus' HeartLight technology becomes the focus of a multicentre European clinical study for the treatment of drug-refractory persistent AF.
Cook Medical unveils deflecting endoscopic system
Cook Medical is making a new, cost-effective endoscopic option available to urologists.
EPSRC reveals investment plans for 15 healthcare engineering research projects
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) reveals a £12.2 million investment in 15 creative engineering research projects, that can deliver major advances in healthcare.
Nuffield Health to enhance disease detection by investing in high definition endoscopes
Nuffield Health awards a contract to Pentax Medical for state-of-the-art imaging equipment to enhance its detection of diseases, such as cancer, and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes.
New study data shows high-dose visually guided laser ablation is superior to low-dose ablation
CardioFocus, the developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), is announcing new data demonstrating the superior benefits of high-dose laser ablation compared to low-dose treatment.
Ultra-slim colonoscope focuses on new standards
PENTAX UK launches the EC-2990i ultra-slim colonoscope as one of the latest additions to its high definition colonoscope range.
New retroflex colonoscope reaches further than conventional scopes
PENTAX Medical launches a new high definition video colonoscope offering flexibility to provide unrivalled visualisation of the mucosa.
New bipolar resection software application helps minimise hospital costs
Covidien unveils the North American introduction of a new bipolar resection in saline software application for its ForceTriad energy platform.
Covidien releases new ablation catheter for treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus
Covidien launches the HALO90 ULTRA Ablation Catheter, the latest addition to the HALO family of catheters for the endoscopic treatment of Barrett's oesophagus.
Solos Endoscopy launches new endoscopic instrument solutions
Solos Endoscopy is launching a new endoscopic instrument line, SteriTAP which are designed to be the ultimate sterile 'take a part' endoscopic instruments of its kind and will be marketed and sold worldwide by Solos Endoscopy.
Covidien launches ablation catheter to treat Barrett's oesophagus
Covidien is launching the HALO60 Ablation Catheter, the latest addition to the HALO family of catheters for the endoscopic treatment of Barrett's oesophagus.
Dongbu HiTek achieves ISO13485 quality management certification
Dongbu HiTek is now certified to meet all international quality management criteria set forth in the ISO13485 standard for the medical device industry.
European urological device market faces limited annual growth
Market intelligence analyst, Millennium Research Group (MRG), forecasts that aside from a few more active segments such as flexible endoscopes, the overall European urological device market will grow only slowly, averaging 1.5 percent per year, and reaching a total of more than $1 billion by 2016.
CardioFocus brings HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System to the UK
CardioFocus is introducing the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System to the UK market and the first AF patients were treated at The Heart Hospital in London on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 with additional cases to take place throughout the month.
Runfold Medical acquires Zimed to drive drug infusion pump development
Runfold Medical, a Hampshire-UK based developer and manufacturer of medical devices, raises £2.5 million through a private placement arranged by Nash Fitzwilliams, a specialist corporate finance firm based in London which has supported the company since completing the MBO in 2006.
New histology needle for EUS retrieves tissue samples from hard-to-reach areas
Cook Medical is introducing a new histology needle for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) which gives physicians the ability to retrieve tissue samples from hard-to-reach regions within or adjacent to the GI tract with a minimally invasive procedure.
Cancer treatment prototype features 3D magnetically guiding endoscope system
A Taiwanese research team, led by Prof Ming-Shing Young of Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), develops a large-scale proactive cancer treatment system first-generation prototype which includes Frequency-Adjustable High Frequency Induction Heating Machine (
Siemens and Olympus collaborate to develop patient-friendly endoscopic exams
Siemens Healthcare is collaborating with Olympus Medical Systems Corporation to develop a new technology for stomach examinations, helping to improve patient comfort.
RFID enabled endoscope tracking system offers increased patient safety
Mobile Aspects is introducing an enhanced design of the company’s RFID enabled endoscope tracking system, iRIScope, which is targeted at increasing care quality and patient safety.
Fujifilm restructures Fujinon into two subsidiaries
Fujifilm Holdings America is restructuring Fujinon into two subsidiaries – one will report into Fujifilm North America for the optical device business and the other into Fujifilm Medical Systems USA for the endoscopy business.
Innovative device offers endoscope stability during laparoscopic surgery
CareFusion launches EnView, an innovative device used to hold and manoeuvre an endoscope allowing surgeons a clear and stable view of the anatomy during laparoscopic surgery.
Endoscopic spray aims to treat acute bleeding of peptic ulcers
A new endoscopic spray from Cook Medical looks to offer a new surgery-free procedure for treating potentially fatal acute bleeding of peptic ulcers.
Study highlights benefits of sterile barrier sheath system for ENT scopes
Results of a clinical study presented at the annual Triological Society meetings in Orlando, Florida, USA, suggest a sterile barrier sheath system has distinct advantages over germicidal immersion processes used to prevent contamination of fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopes (flexible ENT scopes).
Aptina’s medical image sensor technology enhances colon imaging solutions
All three of Given Imaging’s patient-friendly, ingestible PillCam products for small bowel, oesophageal, and colon imaging now include Aptina’s sensors embedded within the Given Imaging capsules.
CardioFocus receives a CE Mark for new Endoscopic Ablation System
CardioFocus receives a CE Mark allowing the company to commence European marketing of the Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.
High-definition EUS biopsy needles offer brighter, more accurate images
Cook Medical is offering a range of high-definition EUS biopsy needles that are up to three-times brighter than others on the market.
Cook launches new closed distal loop wire guide for less traumatic cannulation
Cook Medical has launched the Fusion LoopTip closed distal loop wire guide for cannulation applications.
DIAGNOSTICS – EQUIPMENT FOCUS
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – At last month’s BiOS09 event in San Jose, California, USA, Michelson Diagnostics previewed the company’s 'VivoSight’ prototype hand-held Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner. Michelson plans to launch the VivoSight scanner with clinical approvals in late
Automated Endoscope Reprocessor offers fast endoscope decontamination
The new Getinge POKA-YOKE AER (Automated Endoscope Reprocessor) available from Lancer features a new design that enables effective, HTM2030 compliant, decontamination in small, awkward shaped rooms which
Mobile Aspects applies RFID technology to the reprocessing of endoscope equipment
Mobile Aspects has developed of a new solution to improve the management, utilisation and reprocessing of endoscope equipment for healthcare providers.
Trial results indicate benefits of the HALO Ablation System for treating Barrett's oesophagus
Barrx Medical has announced clinical trial results presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Vienna, Austria, October 18-22, 2008.
Market report focuses on minimally invasive surgery trends
A new report published by market analysts, Kalorama Information, entitled 'Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, World Market’ highlights that pressure to reduce healthcare spending by shortening or eliminating hospital stays is a big factor driving innovation in minimally invasive technologies
VCU selects McKesson’s next-generation PACS solution
The Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU) has implemented McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging industry-leading picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
New endoscope drying and storage cabinet offers cost saving benefits
Lancer's new FD8E endoscope drying and storage cabinet has been designed to improve efficiency and provide a quick payback.
Romford hospital decontaminates upto 70 endoscopes a day
As many as 70 endoscopes a day are decontaminated by the clinical diagnostic unit at the new Queen's Hospital Romford using a row of eight Lancer AER chambers built in to separate dirty and clean areas.
 
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