Olympus today said it launched its Evis X1 endoscopy system.
Evis X1 is designed to improve outcomes from disorders of the stomach, colon and esophagus as well as various bronchial diseases. It features easy-to-use technologies to support how gastrointestinal disorders like colorectal cancer (CRC) are detected, characterized and treated.
The system features extended depth of field (EDOF), red dichromatic imaging (RDI), texture and color enhancement imaging (TXI) and narrow-band imaging (NBI).
“Evis X1 is the latest innovation to build on our 100-year legacy of world-leading innovation and quality,” Frank Drewalowski, head of endoscopic solutions at Olympus, said in a news release. “We are proud that, with Evis X1, we ca support endoscopists around the world and help to elevate the standard of endoscopy across the board.”
Evis X1’s EDOF combines two images at different focal lengths for high magnification that can be activated at the push of a button. The RDI enhances the visibility of deep blood vessels and GI bleeding sources to identify blood vessels that could require immediate treatment. The TXI technology enhances texture, brightness and color to define subtle tissue differences more clearly. Olympus’s NBI technology has been used in other endoscopy systems and creates a strong contrast between vessels and surrounding mucosa using blue and green wavelengths.
Olympus said it plans to implement artificial intelligence in the Evis X1 in future updates.
“Early detection and diagnosis is critical for CRC prevention,” Michal Kaminski, professor at the National Research Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, said. “Evis X1 is intuitive and gives endoscopists a range of innovative and proven tools to carry out minimally invasive, precise and effective procedures – enabling them to make truly-informed diagnostic and treatment decisions in the best interest of their patients. Among the new technologies especially TXI looks promising. It seems to provide more information to the endoscopist while maintaining a close to white light appearance. This will make it very easy to adapt to it.”