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Endoscopic Ultrasound Gastroscopes Match Clinical Needs

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 28 Sep 2020
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Image: The EG36-J10UR, the EG34-J10U, and EG38-J10UT EUS video gastroscopes (Photo courtesy of Pentax Medical)
Image: The EG36-J10UR, the EG34-J10U, and EG38-J10UT EUS video gastroscopes (Photo courtesy of Pentax Medical)
A new series of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) video gastroscopes offer ergonomic design, superior image quality, and enhanced maneuverability.

The Pentax Medical (Tokyo, Japan) J10 Series ultrasound video gastroscopes are designed for optimal procedural efficiency in EUS, providing a lightweight and ergonomic control body that ensures stability and ease of intubation, while reducing hand fatigue. Maneuvering, device control, and instrument compatibility are augmented with shorter rigid distal section lengths, increased tip deflection, smaller bending radius, increased angulations and an enlarged working channel that optimize access to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

The J10 Series includes the EG36-J10UR, the EG34-J10U, and the EG38-J10UT devices. Common features include an increased linear scope scan angle of 150° for broader imaging, 13MHz frequency scans for near-field exploration, a depth of field range of 3-100mm, and sealed elevator wire channels to help reduce risk of cross-contamination. The EG38-J10UT also has an enlarged instrument channel width of four mm, expanding the therapeutic capabilities of EUS-guided interventions while providing full control of the procedure.

“Endoscopic Ultrasound is the gold standard for tumor staging and diagnosis and rapidly advancing into therapy. With our newest innovative solution, we have demonstrated a clear commitment in providing enhanced procedural efficiency and optimized patient care,” said Gerald Bottero, global president of PENTAX Medical. “The J10 Series provides an innovative solution for performing endoscopic evaluations, increasing diagnostic capabilities, and determining pathways for effective patient management.”

EUS is a minimally invasive procedure to assess GI and lung diseases, using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of the GI tract and chest, nearby organs such as the pancreas and liver, and lymph nodes. When combined with fine-needle aspiration (FNS), EUS allows biopsy fluid and tissue samples to be collected as a minimally invasive alternative to exploratory surgery.

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