News | May 21, 2007

PENTAX Medical Debuts First High Definition Video Endoscopic System

May 22, 2007 - PENTAX Medical recently introduced the new EPK-i Video endoscopic system and i-Flex scopes for U.S. physicians specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, premiering this week at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Washington D.C.

The EPK-i is the first computer-controlled digital processing system providing a resolution of 1.25 megapixels, reportedly the sharpest endoscopic image available today for both upper and lower GI tracks, improving reliability and efficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of GI conditions.

The EPK-i is said to directly address and begin to solve the frustration frequently expressed by physicians regarding increasing efficiencies of the GI unit, such as procedure productivity and minimizing downtime. This fullyintegrated system reportedly provides advanced imaging technology with automation and productivity technology that provides better, clearer images for easier diagnosis; the ability to share images through a network for immediate consultation; the ability to automate benchmarking for algorithms allowing for more informed and expedited decision-making in unit and patient procedure timing.