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Top Cardiff Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £200,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology

Top Cardiff Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £200,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology

November 6, 2013

Cardiff Bay Hospital, part of Nuffield Cardiff & Vale Hospitals, has recently invested £197,000 in state-of-the-art equipment from PENTAX Medical to enhance its cancer detection and enable earlier treatment which can improve patient outcomes. The hospital, one of 31 Nuffield Health hospitals, the largest UK health charity, will re-equip its departments with 11 of the most advanced flexible endoscopes on the market: these are flexible cameras that are inserted into the body to help detect and diagnose cancer.


Cardiff Bay Hospital invests £197,000 in high definition HD+ endoscopes from PENTAX Medical




PENTAX Medical has been providing the hospital with its cutting-edge endoscopy equipment for over 15 years and is world-renowned for the quality, reliability, innovation and simplicity of its products. The continued investment in PENTAX’s, high-definition HD+ endoscopes by Cardiff Bay Hospital will ensure that its patients are provided with the best possible care.

PENTAX Medical has also designed a revolutionary ‘i-scan’ imaging technology that can also be used alongside the endoscopes to improve the images of the tissue lining the stomach, intestines and bladder. Getting a better image inside a patient means cancer can be detected earlier, before it reaches a serious stage, and treatment can begin early to improve a patient’s chance of recovery.

Many leading doctors already trust PENTAX’s endoscopes to improve the detection and diagnosis of tissue abnormalities1. According to David Moore, Managing Director, PENTAX UK Ltd. “By choosing the most technologically advanced endoscopy products on the market, Cardiff Bay Hospital will be able to offer its patients much faster cancer detection rates and treatment turnaround times.”

Simon Rogers, Chief Executive at Nuffield Cardiff & Vale Hospitals said: “We are very pleased to receive this upgrade in our Endoscopy suite and facilities from the Nuffield Hospitals group. Since we opened the Cardiff Bay Clinic back in 2006, our services to patients have improved and grown each year, culminating in the development of a new Hospital at the Vale of Glamorgan in 2010.

“This investment in what is now Cardiff Bay Hospital is part of our strategy to develop it further as the daycase treatment and diagnostic hub of Nuffield Cardiff & Vale Hospitals, and it links well with our associated investment in Oncology services at the Vale Hospital, due to be launched in November 2013.”


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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