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Fujifilm has launched ColoAssist PRO, a real-time endoscope visualisation system, designed to assist endoscopists in performing colonoscopies.
ColoAssist PRO is the latest system of Fujifilm’s ELUXEO Ultra family of technologies. The real-time endoscope visualisation system allows clinicians to visualise the configuration of the endoscope throughout the procedure and is aimed to assist healthcare professionals to efficiently and accurately manoeuvre the colonoscope inside the patient.
ColoAssist PRO works together in combination with the existing ELUXEO platform and a colon polyp detection and characterisation function utilising AI technology, CAD EYE, providing enhanced support to the operator and delivering Fujifilm’s most powerful and comprehensive package for endoscopists.
Endoscopists are facing increased demand due to the growing incidence of colorectal cancer across Europe. Early detection and diagnosis of cancer and pre cancerous lesions has been proven to significantly reduce the complexity of treatment and improve patients’ outcomes. The need for efficient, accurate and comfortable endoscopic procedures is thus essential for both clinicians and their patients.
It is Fujifilm’s aim to ensure healthcare professionals always have the best tools at their fingertips to deliver the best care for patients. Therefore, the ELUXEO Ultra platform is continually updated to adapt to the needs and demands of clinicians so that it remains the most advanced and future-ready choice to improve patient care and quality of life.
Features of ColoAssist PRO
The endoscope visualisation system utilises electromagnetic coils, integrated within the Transceiver Dish, which generates an electromagnetic field received by coils incorporated within the dedicated colonoscope and the Hand Marker. The electromagnetic field is utilised to determine the position of the endoscope’s coil when inside the patient and subsequently reproduces a graphical model of the endoscope alongside the physicians endoscopic view.
ColoAssist PRO’s new interface is user-friendly. With its image centering function, endoscopists can perform procedures without losing sight of the graphical endoscope position. The system also incorporates a colour gradation function enabling the endoscopists to better identify overlapping parts of the endoscope, such as loop formations, to safely manoeuvre the endoscope and continue the procedure, potentially avoiding discomfort for the patient.