Fujifilm Europe has introduced a new software for SCALE EYE, its real-time virtual scale function, to help endoscopists assess the size of lesions in the colon.

SCALE EYE is the company’s latest endoscopy technology, offered part of its ELUXEO Ultra platform, which facilitates the detection and characterisation of lesions in real-time.

The new software, dubbed EW10-VM01, can be installed in the expansion unit EX-1, which can also be used with CAD EYE, a colon polyp detection and characterisation function.

Colorectal cancer is the second most frequently occurring cancer, which accounted for 12.7% of all new cancer diagnoses in Europe in 2020.

According to the company, early detection and diagnosis of cancer and pre-cancerous lesions would significantly reduce the treatment complexity and improve outcomes.

Lesion size plays crucial role in making treatment decision, it is not always straightforward to estimate lesion size in the endoscopic field of view.

Fujifilm said that its SCALE EYE solution is designed to help endoscopists estimate the size of lesions in the colon by simply pressing the endoscope switch.

Fujifilm Europe senior product manager Saskia Papa said: “SCALE EYE is yet another technological leap forward in the fight against colorectal cancer by targeting challenges faced by colonoscopists.

“It is widely known that whilst detection and accurate characterization of lesions has an impact on the occurrence of interval cancers, accurate measurement of lesions is vital in not only assigning appropriate surveillance intervals but also to determine the most appropriate course of therapy.

“With SCALE EYE, we have a real chance to further support physicians in improving the quality of colonoscopy, from screening through to treatment and to ultimately improve the lives of patients.”

The SCALE EYE system uses the newly developed endoscope EC-760S-A/M, L, equipped with a class one laser, whose point is visible within the endoscopic image.

The position of the laser point changes as per the distance between the tip of endoscope and the object, enabling automatic adjustment of scale interval size.

SCALE EYE system offers scale sizes of 5mm, 10mm, and 20mm, and its activation and deactivation function can be operated through the endoscope switch.

Fujifilm said that its Eluxeo Ultra system enhances its existing ELUXEO platform, which incorporates SCALE EYE, ColoAssist PRO, CAD EYE functions.