Based on current consensus, these are the recommended settings for the three i-scan modes:
(i) i-scan 1 for detection and delineation of bronchial lesions.
(ii) i-scan 2 for demarcation and characterisation of bronchial lesions.
(iii) i-scan 3 for characterisation and localisation of bronchial lesions.
i-scan 1, uses only SE to highlight bronchial mucosal surface structures which can be used for the detection of epithelial changes without altering the brightness of the endoscopic picture.
i-scan 2, combines SE and TE, accentuates mucosal structures and vascular patterns, improving the determination of lesion margins.
i-scan 3, combines SE and TE, further enhances visibility of the vessel pattern and helps in the localisation of safe biopsy sites.
- Supports fast orientation and detection
- Significantly improves the visibility and evaluation of anatomical details of the bronchial mucosa, e.g. longitudinal elastic bands and mucosal glands
- Detailed inspection of irregular surface structures
Detection and delineation support with i-scan 1 (SE)
- i-scan SE retains the natural color tones
- Accentuates epithelial structures in the central airways
- Enhancement of (lesion) margins and vessel patterns and support of the detection of epithelial changes
Demarcation and characterisation support with i-scan 2 (SE + TE)
- Specific imaging technology for further assistance in endoscopic procedures
- Enhances endoscopic outlines and margins of necrotic areas, non-neoplastic and neoplastic, or inflammatory bronchial lesions
- Characterisation and localisation support with i-scan 3 (SE + TE)
Characterisation and localisation support with i-scan 3 (SE + TE)
- Colour mode further highlights the vascular pattern
- Supports characterisation and localisation of safe biopsy sites
- Beneficial setting for physicians at the beginning of their learning curve or colourblind doctors
i-scan in the clinical pathway