Olympus introduces a 9.9-millimeter gastroscope that delivers HDTV image quality and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI). The new scope, the GIF-H180J model, is intended for upper gastrointestinal screening, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Features include:
- An auxiliary water channel, flushes away blood, mucus and other debris inside the upper gastrointestinal tract, helping to ensure a clear view at all times.
- The ability to accomplish faster, more convenient irrigation of the visual field when combined with the optional OFP Flushing pump.
- The ability to ensure smooth insertion with an outside diameter that measures 9.9 mm both at the distal end and insertion tube.
- An 2.8 mm diameter instrument channel inside the scope that is wide enough to accommodate various EndoTherapy devices.
- 4-way angulation (210 degrees up, 90 degrees down, and 100 degrees right/left) An extra-wide 140-degree field of view to enable a comprehensive examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
- An ergonomically-designed grip that enhances scope maneuverability, while easy-to-access knobs and user-selectable switches improve operability.
- An HDTV-compatible CCD chip that delivers the sharpest possible images to help physicians provide accurate screenings and diagnoses of the upper GI tract, while NBI capabilities offer enhanced observation.
- An improved Close Focus optical system that eliminates the need for electronic magnification.
- A close-up image that can be obtained by moving the scope tip as close as 2 mm from the site.
- A Scope ID function that stores individual scope information in the built-in memory chip and displays the data on the monitor.
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