The new technology for endoscopy is called ELUXEO. It has been presented in February in Milan, during a national event. Almost thirty gastroenterologists from all over Italy, participated. The “ELUXEO: a new light in endoscopy” event has been highly scientific, also due to the round-tables dedicated to the evaluation of classification methods for colorectal polyps.
This technology provides the endoscopic test with an enhanced image support. It is more precise in discriminating the surfaces of mucous membranes and the blood vessels of the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, it makes it easier to identify the lesions, allows more precise diagnoses and it is also more comfortable for patients.
The main characteristic of the new technology is an innovative source of light that is made of four independent LED sources. These, offer both a brilliant, natural white light and two new virtual chromoendoscopy modalities. Blue Light Imaging (BLI) for the detailed analysis of the surface of mucous membranes, Linked Color Imaging (LCI) for a more constrasted view of the red range.
A live streaming connection with Humanitas
During the day, participants have been able to see the new technology in action, thanks to the live streaming connection with Digestive Endoscopy at Humanitas, where live-cases have been worked out using ELUXEO.
In addition to this, there was also an hands-on dedicated session on columns that were available to present endoscopists.
Professor Alessandro Repici, Supervisor of Digestive Endoscopy at Humanitas, explains, “Thanks to BLI it is now possible to simplify and standardize the characterization of colorectal polyps. This is a great innovation towards better diagnoses and treatments for colorectal tumors”.
Other advantages of the Blue Light Imaging technology are:
Facilitated, early identification of lesions, inflammations and colorectal tumors, that results in facilitated, immediate decisions about the treatment.
More precise diagnoses are now possible.