Welcome to i-scan

The i-scan imaging project is a collaborative initiative led by PENTAX Medical with Key Opinion Leaders from throughout the endoscopic community. It aims to be a scientific driven platform to gather i-scan experts in a network where clinical cases and i-scan experiences will be shared amongst peers and discussed in frequent webinars.

This website demonstrates the various clinical applications of virtual chromoendoscopy and enhanced imaging with i-scan, in a variety of pathologies in the upper and lower intestine and the bronchial tree. By informing endoscopists of the wide ranging clinical applications and benefits of i-scan imaging, we hope to establish a platform for education, sharing and ultimately providing the highest quality of care to patients.

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Iaccucci et al

Development and reliability of the new endoscopic virtual chromoendoscopy score: the PICaSSO (Paddington International Virtual ChromoendoScopy ScOre) in ulcerative colitis Journal: GIE. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. December 2017 Volume 86, Issue 6, Pages 1118–1127.e5

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Bowman et al

High Definition Colonoscopy Combined with i-SCAN Imaging Technology Is Superior in the Detection of Adenomas and Advanced Lesions Compared to High Definition Colonoscopy Alone. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 167406, 5 pages

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Colonoscopy with one detected polyp in the transverse colon

The video shows 49 year old male with suspected food allergy. During colonoscopy, one polyp in the transverse colon was detected. The histology showed a lymphoid follicle and tubular adenoma with LGIEN.
Two aspects in the lesion, the central pit pattern is almost invisible under white light endoscopy and comes out much clearer under i-scan 1 (surface enhancement for detection) and i-scan 2 (tone enhancement for characterization).

Courtesy of Prof. Timo Rath from Erlangen University Hospital, Germany

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Colonoscopy with two detected polyps

The video shows a colonoscopy of a 31 year old male with suspected food allergy. During the colonoscopy two polyps were found:
- one tubular adenoma with LGIEN in the descending colon 
- one tubular adenoma with LGIEN in the sigmoid colon
The lesion can be easily missed with white light endoscopy (WLE), also in the setting of a very young patient. 
By using i-scan 1, a better demarcation is possible. The vascular pattern are almost invisible unless i-scan OE is used.

Courtesy of Prof. Timo Rath from Erlangen University Hospital, Germany

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About i-scan & i-scan OE

A leap forward for in vivo histology with i-scan and i-scan OE, a unique combination of digital and optical enhancements.


i-scan for enhanced detection and characterization

i-scan technology is a digital, image enhanced endoscopy (IEE) technology by PENTAX Medical. As a virtual chromo-endoscopy tool, i-scan provides an enhanced view of the mucosal structures and vascular patterns, supporting early detection, demarcation and characterization.

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i-scan OE for vessel characterization

PENTAX Medical has recently developed the i-scan OE (Optical Enhancement), an optical filter that produces bandwidth-limiting light. When combined with image enhancement processing technology it clearly displays the surface structures of blood vessels, glandular ducts and mucosal membranes in higher contrasts than white light.

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Optical Imaging (i-scan OE), the newest imaging technology for driving endoscopic therapy in the lower GI tract

Lisbon, May 10th 2016

Courtesy of Prof. Helmut Neumann, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

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In vivo diagnosis of upper GI neoplasia with Optical Imaging (i-scan OE)

Lisbon, May 10th 2016

Courtesy of Dr. Rehan Haidry, University College Hospital London, UK

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Brief history of i-scan…and i-scan OE

Lisbon, May 10th 2016

Courtesy of Prof. Dr. Ralf Kiesslich, Wiesbaden, Germany

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Imaging Guided Endoscopic Therapy for Early Oesophageal Neoplasia

PENTAX Medical’s UEGW Expert dinner, Camp Nou, Barcelona

Courtesy of Dr. Rehan Haidry, University College Hospital London, UK

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Prof. Raf Bisschops

University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

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Professor Helmut Neumann

UK Erlangen, Germany

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Dr. Silvia Sanduleanu

Maastricht UMC+, The Netherlands

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Corporate Website PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group delivering endo-imaging solutions. Established in 1919 in Japan, PENTAX Medical is a globally diversified company with R&D innovation and manufacturing centers in Japan, Europe and the United States. Through leading-edge optical technologies, PENTAX Medical is providing the most advanced clinically relevant endo-imaging solutions. Together with comprehensive customer service offerings, PENTAX Medical is collaborating with customers worldwide to create long-term partnerships and customer satisfaction.

Visit www.pentaxmedical.com

OPTIVISTA - Product Microsite

The new premium solution for advanced endoscopy.

Visit www.epk-i7010.com

DEFINA - Product Microsite

The compact sized DEFINA processor offers state-of-the-art HD images that lead to detection of epithelial changes. This is supported by i-scan which further enhances mucosal and vessel patterns as well as tumor margins by its smart usability. i-scan technology guides the user to the area that needs to be biopsied and supports in determining the area to be treated.

Visit www.definasystem.com