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PENTAX Medical showcase new SCOPEPILOT for true 3D colonoscopy navigation at BSG 2016

PENTAX Medical showcase new SCOPEPILOT for true 3D colonoscopy navigation at BSG 2016

June 20, 2016

New pinpoint accurate Navigation Control Unit to be demonstrated at BSG 2016

The new PENTAX Medical SCOPEPILOT for 3D navigation control of endoscope systems

20th June, 2016, PENTAX Medical has introduced SCOPEPILOT into the European markets and will showcase this premium product developed in close partnership with clinicians at the British Society of Gastroenterology 2016 annual meeting. Its new SCOPEPILOT Navigation Control Unit provides true 3D representation of an endoscope’s position when inside a patient’s bowel tract.

Stand 37 at BSG 2016, in Liverpool, UK, 20-23rd June, visitors can experience how SCOPEPILOT’s three-dimensional responsive positional image delivers a real-time representation of a colonoscope’s orientation for highly accurate insertion tracking and effective colonic loop management. This fully supports quality standards in colonoscopy and training, to ensure smooth and efficient colonoscope navigation and improve patient comfort.

The SCOPEPILOT system provides advanced orientation features to ensure the highest quality standards in colonoscopy and training. These include image rotation on both horizontal and vertical axis to improve differentiation of the insertion tube, as well as zoom functionality for improved evaluation and detection of looping.

A true 3D image is generated by the endoscope’s built-in multidimensional sensors which are induced by a magnetic field generated outside of the patient. These sensors transmit to a control unit where data is processed and displayed in real-time during a procedure, enabling dynamic tracking and handling control of the endoscope. The SCOPEPILOT image responds coherently with the movement of the scope providing smooth and stable image quality.  

The colour and contrast of the imagery ensures a high depth of view in order to more easily differentiate colonic loop configuration. SCOPEPILOT’s sensors are integrated into the colonoscope, thus keeping the scope’s working channel free for advanced therapeutic procedures.  The system can be activated via the operation panel or remote control when needed at any time during a procedure. Pictures can be taken at the touch of a button and downloaded to a storage device via the USB port in the front panel.

Dr. Parth Paskaran, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Croydon Hospital, London UK, observed, “Endoscopists at all levels of practice will see a huge improvement in their performance thanks to the remarkable design of PENTAX Medical’s SCOPEPILOT. This is a superb example of how technological innovation serves clinical practice in a way that maximises value for clinicians and patients.”

Rainer Burkard, President EMEA of PENTAX Medical, commented: “SCOPEPILOT is perfectly suited to assist with everyday colonoscopy practice and works with our other innovative technologies to support the whole clinical pathway. Our colonoscopes have been found by clinicians to provide excellent tactile feedback, which when used with SCOPEPILOT ensures a high degree of control, particularly when negotiating difficult loops during a colonoscopy.”




About PENTAX Medical

PENTAX Medical is a division of HOYA Group. Its mission is to improve the standard of patient care and quality of healthcare delivery by providing the best endoscopic products and services with a focus on QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY. Through leading edge R&D and manufacturing, PENTAX Medical provides endoscopic imaging devices and solutions to the global medical community. Headquartered in Japan, PENTAX Medical has a worldwide focus and presence with R&D, regional sales, service, and in-country facilities around the globe. For more information, please visit:

Sangeeta Gehlot-Vadher
EMEA PR Manager
PENTAX Europe GmbH

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