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Detection and characterization are important steps during routine endoscopy. First, all suspicious areas have to be identified. Subsequently, the endoscopist has to decide if an endoscopic intervention (e.g. biopsy, endoscopic resection) is needed. The i-scan technology supports both steps and is of great help for everyday endoscopic practice.
Professor Ralf Kiesslich - HSK Wiesbaden, Germany
The i-scan function enhances the mucosal surface and vascular structures that obviate the need for dye spray. The pit patterns and margins of neoplastic lesions can be identified easily to plan treatment or even to take a precise biopsy. I can observe a lot of information on the monitor.
Professor Krish Ragunath - Nottingham University Hospitals, UK
The published literature suggests the accuracy rate of white light to be around 60-75%, using PENTAX HD white light we found an accuracy rate of about 90%. It's the first time it has been demonstrated that HD white light alone is very effective. The i-scan further enhanced the accuracy and gave less experienced endoscopists much more confidence in diagnosing.
Professor Pradeep Bhandari - Queen Alexandra Hospital, UK
HD i-scan provides the endoscopist with the opportunity to learn about mucosal pit-patterns and, thereby, to understand the biology of GI neoplasms and their clinical significance. It is an outstanding tool for self-learning.
Dr. Silvia Sanduleanu - Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
In the detection and treatment of oesophageal cancers i-scan has transformed the way we can look at our patients. It has helped us to detect early cancers that might not have been possible to see with some of the older generation scopes. In the context of oesophageal cancers which carry a poor prognosis, early detection offers these patients a very realistic chance of curative therapy with either minimally invasive endotherapy or early surgery.
Dr. Rehan Haidry - UCLH, UK
Accurate interpretation of i-scan images for prediction of hyperplastic and adenomatous colorectal lesions can be learned rapidly.
Professor Helmut Neumann - UK Erlangen, Germany
The PENTAX system has made a big difference to the evaluation of Barrett`s patients. We are clearly picking up dysplastic lesions we simply did not see before.
Dr. Laurence Lovat - UCLH, UK
The i-scan modes are very helpful in the detection and characterization of Barrett and dysplasia of the stomach.
Dr. Rogier de Ridder - Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands
I found that when using i-scan you are more likely, in my opinion, to detect these very small early cancers or small areas of high grade dysplasia or not only that, it's probably easier to demarcate and even classify them in terms of the surface architecture and pit pattern.
Dr. Matthew Banks - UCLH, UK
Since last year we have been using EPK-i7000, which allows you to make a wide range of precise settings for your individual preferences. Moreover this processor gives you all possible options to use i-scan technology of virtual chromoendoscopy at the biggest scale, which makes endoscopy a very creative field of medicine.
Dr. Smirnov - Oncology Dispensary of Leningradsky Region, Russia
The i-scan has the potential to facilitate the decision of the nature of the polyp on the spot. i-scan Surface Enhancement is VERY useful.
Dr. Mikos Kassai - Monklands Hospital, UK
As users of this new technology, we are going through a phase of learning to identify and characterise lesions using i-scan technology developed by PENTAX. This has provided us with a clearer picture of the size and type of lesions seen at endoscopy without using dye-spray.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta - Croydon University Hospital, UK
Detection and characterization of pit pattern and vessels - these are the main steps of the diagnostic algorithm in a standard modern endoscopy. Now it is possible to use this logical approach to choose the right therapy plan thanks to the usage of HD+ endoscopy combined with i-scan technology with new options for more detailed examination of mucosa.
Dr. Irina Khimina - KDC No.6, Russia
i-scan is particularly useful for Colitis Surveillance and Barretts Metaplasia.
Dr. Peter Finch - St Peters Hospital, UK
PENTAX i-scan is a great tool for surveillance of colitic patients.
Dr. Young-Mee Lee - Addenbrookes Hospital, UK
i-scan is really useful for characterising dysplasia.
Dr. P. Mysore - Scunthorpe General, UK
I use i-scan routinely for characterisation of all types of pathology.
Dr. Peter Finch - St Peters Hospital, UK
Detection, demarcation and characterisation are the most important first steps during routine endoscopy examinations. Once all suspicious areas have been identified and delineated, the endoscopist has to decide what endoscopic intervention (e.g. brush, biopsy or endoscopic resection) is needed. The i-scan technology supports those steps and adds great value to daily endoscopic procedures.
Dr. Erik van der Heijden - Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
Visualisation of the implant base of small lesion and it’s vascularisation as allowed by the HD+ and i-scan technology is helpful in the clinical management of small endobronchial lesion and in follow-up.
Dr. Pierfranco Foccoli - Spedali Civili Di Brescia, Italy
HD+ and, above all, i-scan 2 (SE and TE) enhanced and defined mucosal irregularities, vascular development and neovascularisation. Other vascular abnormalities, in principle related to the tumour, are better defined.
Dr. Javier Cosano - Hospital Reina Sofía de Córdoba, Spain
HD+ bronchoscopy, with additional i-scan technology, guide us to detect nodules and helps to determine those as a metastatic site. With the additional i-scan settings, we are able to clearly demarcate the area to treat.
Prof. Mustafa Erelel - Istanbul Medical Faculty, Turkey
Great emphasis to margins and extension of malignant lesion is given with HD+ and i-scan enhancements.
Dr. Mauro Novali - Spedali Civili Di Brescia, Italy