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Gastroscopy Cameras & Gastroenterology Equipment

Whether GI procedures are performed in an endoscopy suite or in a standard operating room, with general anesthesia or with sedation, superior visualization and maneuverability is always crucial for gastroenterology equipment. In particular, gastroscopy cameras for upper GI and other delicate procedures require especially thin, highly flexible endoscopes to view the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. The working channel must be illuminated and essential camera clear at all times via irrigation to see even the darkest regions of the lumen.
Interestingly, demand and growth trends for gastroenterology equipment will continue throughout and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. According to recent data, the multi-billion-dollar global market for GI Endoscopy Devices is estimated at $30.1B for 2020. It is predicted that GI endoscopy devices industry will reach $41.2B by 2027, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% worldwide.

The Advantage of Customized Gastroscopy Cameras

The micro ScoutCam™ is the world’s smallest medical device camera, 1.0mm including illumination. It has be selected by Fortune 500 companies for easy integration in gastroenterology equipment. There is over two decades of clinical experience covering the company’s customizable core technology for medical device cameras, which are suitable for reusable as well as single-use/disposable devices. Superior views of insertion, combined with high performance even in narrow lumens can help avoid channel tissue damage during gastro endoscopy procedures.

Clinical Applications in Gastro Endoscopy

The tiny micro ScoutCam™ camera size enables a maximum working channel for GI diagnostic and therapeutic devices. This micro technology can be customized for procedures utilizing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) devices, laparoscopes, multi-firing staplers, double-balloon endoscopes, as well as robot-assisted surgical devices. High-definition direct visualization is also important for cleansing the working channel — the technology can be integrated into direct-suction and evacuation devices that remove gelatinous materials and fluids during GI procedures.
Common upper GI procedures can include anti-reflux treatment and GI-bleed diagnosis and management. Lower GI applications can also include GI-bleed management as well as colonic decompression, extreme visualization challenges due to poor prep or retained residual food. Although capsule endoscopy is useful for GI diagnostics (especially for patients who refuse conventional gastroscopy/colonoscopy), clinicians often need the full flexibility of surgical endoscopes during a procedure. During examination of the GI tract, in such cases there is a need take a biopsy, cauterize a bleeding lesion when encountered, or zoom-in to take a closer look at segments of the lumen on-demand.

Benefits

Gastroenterology equipment providers can benefit from customized solutions that utilize clinically proven miniature cameras with full integration of the latest micro endoscopic camera technology and related components:

  • Integrated illumination allows for high-quality imagining while maintaining small diameter from 1mm in single-use and multi-use micro cameras

  • Patented system for integrated irrigation of camera head, reducing overall diameter and streamlining the endoscopic process

  • Waterproof construction enables a wide array of investigations in wet environments

  • Single-use design via integrated irrigation and illumination systems

  • Wireless transmission ideal for OR use via option for zero latency wireless video transmission – RF protected and resistant to magnetic fields

Tiny Gastroscopy Cameras with Massive Flexibility

Tailored micro-visualization solutions for procedures requiring gastroscopy cameras are based on flexible “building blocks” consisting of the core in-house technology and complementary components:

  • Micro CMOS sensors include proprietary and off-the-shelf, high-resolution miniature sensors from 40Kpx to HD

  • Proprietary optic designs and micro-lenses assembly

  • High-end DSP video processors providing optimal image quality

  • Endoscopes – Leading types including rigid, semi-flexible, steerable and flexible endoscopes

  • Superior illumination using FO or LED

  • Long, lightweight cables with cable diameter of 0.58 mm and cable-length of up to 30m+

  • Ultrasound Option for guidance into position when visibility is not possible

  • Procedure-specific tools (versus generic scopes with tools for every procedure) lower the cost and make the procedure achievable to all

Partnering with leading medical equipment providers, ScoutCam is refining the quality of health care through visual solutions that are less invasive and smaller than ever before.
Contact us to learn more about solutions for gastroenterology equipment providers.