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PENTAX HD+ Endoscopes Improve Adenoma Detection In Bowel Cancer Screening

PENTAX HD+ Endoscopes Improve Adenoma Detection In Bowel Cancer Screening

May 30, 2012

A peer reviewed study recently published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology entitled ‘High resolution colonoscopy in bowel cancer screening program improves polyp detection’[1] highlights the effectiveness of PENTAX’s HD+ endoscopes for polyp detection with megapixel definition. As colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, early detection of cancer, as well as detection and removal of polyps, using colonoscopy is vital to decrease disease mortality.


Study highlights effectiveness of megapixel high resolution endoscopes

Pentax HD+ colonoscopePENTAX HD+ colonoscope


With a higher image resolution of 1.3 million pixels, compared to standard colonoscopes, which range between 400,000 to 700,000 pixels, the PENTAX HD+ colonoscopes provide an enhanced resolution and visualisation of polyps. As detailed in the paper, this leads to a significantly higher detection rate of polyps, specifically adenomas, if the patients examined with the PENTAX HD+ megapixel high resolution colonoscopes, compared to alternative high resolution endoscopes.

By providing excellent resolution and image quality for detection, demarcation and characterisation of polyps, the PENTAX HD+ colonoscopes enhance both the ability to diagnose the patient and assess their future outcome. To download the paper click here.



  1. Banks, M.R et al. High resolution colonoscopy in a bowel cancer screening program improves polyp detection. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2011; 17(38): 4251-4348.



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