Elevating the Standard of Endoscopy
The EVIS X1 endoscopy system introduces a range of new technologies that aim to revolutionize the way gastrointestinal disorders can be detected, characterized and treated.
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The EVIS X1 endoscopy system provides a combination of diagnostic and therapeutic innovations, alongside well-established technologies, to streamline and improve endoscopic procedures and scope handling.
Early detection is critical for cancer prevention and decreasing mortality.1 However, precursor lesions are often tiny and easy to overlook.
With that in mind, TXI technology was designed to increase the visibility of potentially suspicious lesions and polyps by enhancing image color and texture during endoscopic screening.2 TXI technology is designed to emphasize image information by combining the three image processing algorithms: brightness correction of the dark part of the image; color difference expansion processing; and texture component emphasis processing.2
The incoming image is split and the texture and brightness are enhanced before the separate images are merged back together. Additional color enhancements are made to more clearly define subtle tissue differences.2
Note: TXI technology is not intended to replace histopathological sampling as a means of diagnosis.
RDI™ Technology - The Power to See Deeper
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious challenge, involving considerable mortality of 2-10% and high management costs.3 Consequently, prevention of complications is crucial.
RDI technology improves the visibility of bleeding points within the mucosa and enhances the visibility of deep blood vessels compared to white light.2
Identification of bleeding spots through RDI technology makes hemostasis quick and easy. Therefore, RDI technology may help to reduce stress and procedure time for emergency bleeding and endoscopic resection.2
RDI technology works by applying the same principle of NBI™ (Narrow Band Imaging™) technology. However, rather than selecting short wavelengths of light (Blue and Green) to view surface patterns and blood vessels, RDI technology uses Green, Amber and Red. These longer wavelengths of light penetrate more deeply into human mucosal tissue.2
Note: RDI technology is not intended to replace histopathological sampling as a means of diagnosis.
NBI technology has been shown across multiple studies:
- To reduce procedure time by reducing the number of biopsies taken compared to the Seattle protocol for patients with Barrett’s esophagus4
- To increase adenoma detection rate (ADR) and serrated adenoma detection rate (SADR) compared to white light imaging5,6
- To support accurate prediction of diminutive colorectal
Utilizing specific Blue and Green wavelengths absorbed by hemoglobin, high-definition NBI technology enables visual observation of mucosal and vascular patterns. During endoscopic observation, NBI technology enhances visualization of the capillary network and mucosal morphology.4
Note: NBI technology is not intended to replace histopathological sampling as a means of diagnosis.
Designed to Improve Scope Handling
Using a scope with an ergonomic control section may help improve a physician’s operability and may allow them to experience less fatigue during high volume caseloads and lengthy therapeutic procedures.
The new ErgoGrip control section of the EVIS X1 scope allows for:
- Designed to improve user comfort and scope handling8
- Easy to reach angulation control knobs and switches to accommodate users with small hands8
- EVIS X1 scope control section weighs 10% less than the EVIS EXERA™ III scope control section8
5 LED Spectrum Technology
The CV-1500 video system center combines 5 LEDs to produce various observation modes; its amber LED enables the visualization capabilities of RDI technology. LEDs have a longer life span than a xenon lamp and consume less energy.6
Brightness Adjustment Imaging with Maintenance of Contrast (BAI-MAC) technology is a new image processing function to correct the brightness of dark portions of the image while maintaining the brightness of the brighter portions of the image in order to increase visibility of distant areas. BAI-MAC technology does not accentuate halation in the image.7
The touch panel on the front of the CV-1500 video system center allows the user to initiate all procedures and settings and control image data from one device.8
A two-stage optical lens technology designed to allow physicians to switch from normal to near focus mode with a single button to conduct close examination of mucosal tissue and capillary networks. When Dual Focus and NBI technology are used together, endoscopists are more likely to make high confidence predictions of diminutive polyp histology than those using standard focus colonoscopes.9
Provides a real-time, 3D image of the position and configuration of the colonoscope during a procedure. It is designed to help physicians recognize loops as they form, potentially decreasing insertion time and lessening patient discomfort.10
Pre-Freeze Function — Updated Algorithm
Automatically buffers a continuous, rapid series of procedural images and saves the sharpest image in the desired view. This saves time and may lessen a physician’s frustration when capturing still images.
Integrated Water Jet
Improves the accuracy of observations and efficiency of treatment by easily removing mucus and other residues in the investigated intestinal areas.11
Waterproof One-Touch Connector
Allows one-step connection to the video system center to minimize the effort required for setup prior to and in-between cases. The connector is fully submersible, eliminating the need for a water-resistant cap during reprocessing. It also may minimize the repair costs to the connector.12
A Meta-analysis of Data from Individual Patients in Randomized Controlled Trials
Gastroenterology. 2019 Aug;157(2):462-471. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.04.014. Atkinson NSS, Ket S, Bassett P, et al.
A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;32(10):1284-1292. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001844. Aziz M, Fatima R, Lee-Smith W, Khuder S, Nawras A.
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The EVIS X1 endoscopy system is not designed for cardiac applications. Other combinations of equipment may cause ventricular fibrillation or seriously affect the cardiac function of the patient. Improper use of endoscopes may result in patient injury, bleeding, and/or perforation. Complete indications, contraindications, warnings, and cautions are available in the Instructions for Use (IFU).
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1. American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019; p 15; available at https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2017-2019.pdf.
2. Data on file with Olympus (DC00489968).
3. Parker, D. R., Luo, X., Jalbert, J. J., Assaf, A. R. (2011). “Impact of upper and lower gastrointestinal blood loss on healthcare utilization and costs: a systematic review.” Journal of Medical Economics, 14(3), 279-287. doi: 10.3111/13696998.2011.571328.
4. Data on file with Olympus as of 07/02/2010.
5. Atkinson NSS, Ket S, Bassett P, et al. Gastroenterology. 2019;157:462–71.
6. Aziz M, Fatima R, Lee-Smith W, Khuder S, Nawras A. “Comparing endoscopic interventions to improve serrated adenoma detection rates during colonoscopy: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;32(10):1284-1292. doi:10.1097/MEG.0000000000001844.
7. Data on file with Olympus as of 07/17/2020.
8. Data on file with Olympus (DC00482729, DC00600786, DC00482729, DC00031984, DC00482747, DC00482867, DC00600794, DC00481878, DC00031984 and DC00841888).
9. Data on file with Olympus (DC00450305 and DC00623365).
10. Data on file with Olympus (DC00436067).
11. Data on file with Olympus (DC00460933).
12. Kaltenbach T et al. “Real-time optical diagnosis for diminutive colorectal polyps using narrow-band imaging: the VALID randomized clinical trial.” Gut. 2015. 64:1569-1577
13. Data on file with Olympus as of 07/Mar/2014.
14. Data on file with Olympus (DC00485027).
15. Data on file with Olympus (DC00485420).