In order to detect cancer at the earliest stage and increase the diagnostic accuracy via magnifying endoscopy with NBI, it uses narrow spectrum light (narrow-band light) to enhance the contrast generated by capillaries in the colon or by subtle alterations in the mucosal pit patterns. This technology allows for early identification and detection of cancerous lesions in the superficial layer of the mucosa at 100X magnification.
CLV-290 endoscope can detect early cancers in throat, esophagus, cardia, stomach, and colon.
▸ Our clinic uses the newest and high-resolution endoscopes
▸ Narrow band imaging system with magnifying endoscope
The most accurate, high-quality, attentive health check
The Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy includes the examinations of throat and esophagus. The endoscope is passed through the mouth, into the hypopharynx (including vocal cord), neck, chest, esophagus, and down towards the stomach and duodenum.
▸ NBI ( Narrow Banding Image )
NBI uses narrow spectrum light (narrow-band light) to enhance the contrast generated by capillaries in the colon or by subtle alterations in the mucosal pit patterns. This technology allows for early identification and detection of cancerous lesions in the superficial layer of the mucosa at 100X magnification.
Narrow Band Imaging ( NBI )
- NBI uses the absorption characteristics of " hemoglobin " at specific wavelengths to enhance the contrast of the images generated by capillaries on mucosa surface.
- Capillaries in the superficial layer are emphasized by the 415 nm light and displayed in brown, while veins in the submucosa are made visible by the 540 nm light and displayed in cyan.
▸ Magnifying Endoscopy Principle
|The technology of magnifying endoscopy allows for observation of subtle alterations in early cancerous lesions at 80X magnification||The magnifying effect of magnifying endoscopy is just like the magnification observation of Diego Velazquez ‘s world famous painting, Las Meninas, the details in clothing can be seen very clearly.|
▸ The comparison of two video systems for gastrointestinal endoscopes: CV-260 vs. CV-290
▴ Fig 1 & 2 (above panel): Stomach imaging of CV-260 Fig 3 & 4 (below panel): Stomach imaging of CV-290
The gastrointestinal endoscopy systems we have used
- We were the first clinic in Taiwan that introduced the video system center CV-240 incorporated into a magnifying endoscope since 2004
- We were the first clinic in Taiwan that introduced the video system center CV-260 incorporated into NBI in 2006
- 2015 年國內率先全面使用 CV-290放大內視鏡主機系統 + NBI 窄頻影像系統
▸ CO2 insufflation System
CO2 insufflation significantly reduces bloating and pain during and after routine colonoscopy and makes patients feel more comfortable. CO2 is absorbed about 100 times faster in intestine compared to room air and is rapidly eliminated through the lung. Colonoscopy with CO2 insufflation is safe as no significant differences in CO2 measurements were observed
▸ 「Painless Colonoscopy 」use「Painless gastrointestinal endoscopy with new technique」
New technique makes colonoscopy more simple and safe
The new breakthroughs in colonoscopy techniques help take away examinee's nightmare. The new technique can be performed by one man, there is no air insufflation needed during the whole examination procedure, only air suction. The “Push Forward (PF) and Pull Back (PB)” technique is helpful to resolve to colonic loops and keep the colonoscope straight and shortened. With this technique, the patient won’t feel painful when advancing the colonoscope. This is the tip of performing painless colonoscopy without giving general anesthetics. It takes about 3 to 5 minutes to advance the colonscope up towards the appendix. We have completed 33,000 cases in colonscopy examinations. Our professional team has clinical experience for many years, and we provide accurate diagnosis and proper treatment according to individual’s health condition