Electromagnetic coils incorporated along the length of th 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.
ScopeGuide 3 shows an accurate 3D reconstruction of the position and configuration of the endoscope position within the colon. Navigation through the colon becomes easier and patients experience less discomfort, as loops can be identified more quickly.
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, London, U.K.
Comment from Professor Brian Saunders