Medical science has reached its pinnacle today. Today, it is more about point application. One should strike while the iron is hot! Endoscopy takes point application to a whole new level. Endoscopy is a medical imaging technology that makes use of a flexible tube that has a camera and a light attached its end. This is then inserted into the organ or hollow cavity in the body. The same can be viewed through a color TV monitor. Endoscopy has helped to streamline digestive system treatments. The doctor can diagnose the internal condition of your organs, without the need to make a large incision.
Which is the right tool for the right job for you:
Depending on the organ to be examined, there are a total of 13 types of endoscopy available in the market. A host of endoscopy accessories are available, that cater to specific requirements of the medical imaging or treatment associated. Some of these accessories can be reused proper post-sterilization while others are for one -time use only. Depending on the type of treatment involved, there are two types of endoscopy viz., Upper Endoscopy and Lower Endoscopy. Upper Endoscopy usually involves medical imaging or treatment of the area from the esophagus to the duodenum in your digestive system. For e.g., nowadays it is possible to collect tissue samples by inserting accessories such as biopsy forceps through air/water suction channel in the endoscope. One important thing to keep in mind is that all metal accessories must be made out of OEM grade stainless steel. Lower endoscopy involves medical imaging of the lower gastrointestinal tract. In other words, the colon, rectum and the large intestine is covered. Multiple accessories for tunneling, resection, dissection and suturing are easily available today.
Prerequisites to consider while purchasing endoscope systems:
If you are looking to set up your own clinic, always remember, no single endoscope can meet all of your requirement. It is critical to understand the clinical requirements along with the function and design of an endoscope apparatus before procuring the same.