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Top Taunton Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £60,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology

Top Taunton Hospital to improve cancer detection by investing almost £60,000 in cutting-edge imaging technology

September 5, 2013

Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital has recently invested £58,000 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 six of the most advanced flexible endoscopes on the market: these are flexible cameras that are inserted into the stomach, digestive tract and bladder to help detect and diagnose cancer.


Nuffield Health Taunton invests £58,000 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 the Nuffield Cambridge 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, the Nuffield Cambridge Hospital will be able to offer its patients much faster cancer detection rates and treatment turnaround times.”

Sasha Burns, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital said, “With our recent acquisition, I am delighted to say we are now able to diagnose our patients using the most advanced technology. We take pride in delivering an excellent service and being able to use the latest, cutting edge equipment means that we can deliver truly high class health care to our patients.” 




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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