Olympus Launches Revolutionary Endoscopy System and Compatible Endoscopes with FDA Clearance

Olympus Corporation, a leader in medical and surgical procedure innovation, is proud to announce the FDA clearance of the EVIS X1 endoscopy system, along with two compatible gastrointestinal endoscopes. These revolutionary devices are designed to help clinicians explore the upper digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, as well as the lower digestive tract, including the anus, rectum, sigmoid colon, colon, and ileocecal valve. Such advancements in endoscopy technology offer unprecedented advancements in patient care.

Olympus® GI endoscopy systems are invaluable tools for physicians to diagnose, treat, and observe a wide range of diseases and disorders affecting the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.

Endoscopy is an essential procedure for colon cancer screening, allowing physicians to examine the colon and remove any potentially cancerous polyps. The latest imaging technologies are also helping to further enhance endoscopy, providing physicians with an even clearer visualisation of abnormalities.

Olympus America, Inc is delighted to announce the launch of their innovative new endoscopy system, set to revolutionize the way physicians and their patients experience minimally invasive GI endoscopy procedures.

Richard Reynolds, President of the Medical Systems Group for Olympus America, Inc., stated, “We are proud to be able to bring this cutting-edge technology to the U.S., so that physicians and their patients can benefit from the safest and most advanced procedures available.”

The EVIS X1 endoscopy system is revolutionizing the way physicians visualize GI bleeds and anatomical structures with its three new revolutionary enhancements. Enabled by the replacement of the Xenon bulb in the EVIS EXERA™ III system with five LEDs that can produce other light combinations in addition to white light, these new technologies will greatly improve the way doctors diagnose and treat their patients.

With the EVIS X1 endoscopy system, physicians now have access to five different light combinations and can more accurately visualize and diagnose GI bleeds and anatomical structures.

RDI™ (Red Dichromatic Imaging) technology is revolutionizing the way we observe the world around us. By combining red dichromatic narrow band light and green illumination light, this cutting edge technology provides us with a unique optical-digital viewing experience.

TXI™ (Texture and Color Enhancement Imaging) technology is designed to revolutionize the way images look. Not only does it emphasize tonal changes, patterns, and image outlines, it also corrects dark areas by automatically adjusting the brightness. TXI™ is sure to bring a new level of clarity to any image.

BAI-MAC™ (Brightness Adjustment Imaging with Maintenance of Contrast) technology is designed to revolutionize endoscopies by allowing for the maintenance of the brightness of the light parts of the image, and the correction of the darkness of the darker parts. This cutting-edge innovation promises to make endoscopies more accurate and reliable than ever before.

The latest endoscopy system features NBI™ (Narrow Band Imaging™) technology, a revolutionary optical-digital technology that filters white light into specific wavelengths that are absorbed by hemoglobin and penetrate only the surface of human tissue. This leads to the capillaries on the mucosal surface appearing brown and veins in the submucosa appearing cyan on the monitor.

As acknowledged by the ASGE (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy), NBI technology is essential for real-time imaging-assisted endoscopic targeted biopsy during endoscopic surveillance of Barrett’s esophagusii and real-time endoscopic assessment of the histology of diminutive colorectal polyps.iii With this advanced endoscopy system, you can now observe tissue with a greater level of clarity and accuracy.

Olympus white light imaging can be augmented with adjunctive tools such as NBI, RDI, TXI, and BAI-MAC, but these technologies should not be used to replace histopathological sampling as the primary means of diagnosis.

Come see the EVIS X1 Endoscopy System at Olympus Booth #3820 during the DDW (Digestive Diseases Week) in Chicago, May 7-9. Get a firsthand look at this innovative system and how it can revolutionize your practice. This is your chance to experience the power of the EVIS X1 in action!

About Olympus 

At Olympus, we strive to revolutionize medical technology through innovative solutions that enable healthcare professionals to provide superior diagnosis, treatment, and minimally invasive procedures.

Our wide range of medical products includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, video imaging systems, surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and endotherapy instruments. By improving clinical outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing patient safety and quality of life, we aim to make a positive impact on the world of healthcare.

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