Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of Olympus, has announced the commercial launch of its next-generation Endocapsule 10 system for small bowel capsule endoscopy procedures.
Featuring advanced Olympus’ lens technology and high-resolution image sensor technology, the 510(k) cleared Endocapsule 10 system provides clear and vivid imaging results for fine observation of a variety of abnormalities in the small bowel.
Olympus claims that with a field of view of 160°, the capsule sees 10% more mucosa than the other capsule endoscopy products featuring a 145° field of view. The new system has a 12-hour battery life and maximizes the amount of images taken and improves exam completion rates.
The Endocapsule 10 system incorporates intelligent software, which simplifies the reading and analysis of the captured imagery, automatically detects images that require closer inspection and indicates where each thumbnail image was captured to determine location of any detected abnormalities.
Endocapsule 10 features a 3D tracking function that allows the system to display the capsule position inside the body to check its progress as it moves through the intestine.
According to Olympus, the Endocapsule 10 system’s enhanced recorder unit is now lighter, more compact and more comfortable to wear with an improved harness and an antenna that can be worn over clothes rather than applied directly to the skin.
The recorder allows quick initialization by the clinician and allows image to be viewed in real time or via download later to the system’s workstation.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas Medical Systems Group president Luke Calcraft noted that the new Endocapsule 10 system offers advanced, minimally invasive technology designed to improve diagnostic capabilities, procedural efficiency and patient comfort.
"The system can help facilities fulfill the requirements of healthcare reform aimed at improving quality of care, decreasing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction," Calcraft added.
Olympus will showcase the Endoscapsule 10 system at Digestive Disease Week 2014 to be held in Chicago from 3 May to 6 May 2014.
Image: Olympus’ Endocapsule 10 system offers new innovations for capsule endoscopy. Photo: Courtesy of PRnewswire/Olympus