PENTAX Medical has launched a new high-definition (HD) pulmonology endoscopy system in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets.
The new DEFINA system in pulmonology combines an HD processor with i-scan imaging technology and two highly maneuverable HD bronchoscopes. The powerful combination serves to deliver outstanding HD image quality, which subsequently supports clinical outcomes across the complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
The system delivers sharp and clear image quality, enabling rapid and highly detailed visualization for the improved evaluation of anatomical details of the bronchial mucosa. This in combination with i-scan technology facilitates the precise detection and demarcation of suspicious areas and assists in characterization of abnormalities to support therapeutic decisions.
Fully complying with increasing hygiene requirements, the new DEFINA system uses disposable accessories to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. It is also STERRAD compatible, ensuring that it is clear of multi drug resistant and extreme drug resistant Mycobacterium.
Further adding to patient safety, the new disposable suction valve is safely attached to the endoscope using a click mechanism that cannot be dislodged. This also delivers strong suction to efficiently remove secretion and control bleeding for precise sampling.
Used in conjunction with the EPK-3000 HD processor, the lightweight body of the two HD bronchoscopes (EB15-J10 and EB19-J10) of the DEFINA system feature an ergonomically positioned suction valve, angulation levers and remote control buttons.
Effortless maneuverability within the bronchus, with easy access even to the right upper lobe of the lung, is made possible by the bronchoscopes’ 210 degree distal tip deflection and insertion tube flexibility.
This new system will be commercially available from September 1, 2016 to all EMEA markets, except for Russia. In the U.K. only the two HD bronchoscopes (EB15-J10 and EB19-J10) will be available.
Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group.