ScopeGuide provides a real-time 3D image of the position and configuration of the endoscope inside the colon. Navigation through the colon becomes easier and patients experience less discomfort as loops can be identified more quickly.
Electromagnetic coils incorporated along the length of the dedicated scope's insertion tube generate a pulsed low-intensity magnetic field that is picked up by the receiver dish.
The magnetic pulses are used to calculate the precise position and orientation of the insertion tube to generate a three-dimensional image on the monitor.
Clinical Case Study from Professor Brian Saunders
Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Endoscopy, Imperial College
Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy
St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Comment from Professor Brian Saunders