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Top Woking Hospital to improve disease detection by purchasing cutting-edge imaging technology

Nuffield Health Woking Hospital invests £200,000 in high definition HD+ endoscopes from PENTAX Medical

Dec. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Nuffield Health Woking Hospital has recently invested £200,000 in state-of-the-art equipment from PENTAX Medical to enhance its detection of diseases, such as cancer, 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 14 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. This advanced equipment can also aid in the early detection of other types of tissue abnormalities around the body, so enabling the rapid treatment for many other conditions.

PENTAX Medical has been providing some Nuffield hospitals 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 new investment in PENTAX’s, high-definition HD+ endoscopes by Nuffield Health Woking Hospital will ensure that its patients are provided with the best possible diagnosis and care.

PENTAX Medical has also designed a revolutionary ‘i-scan’ imaging technology that is used alongside the HD+ endoscopes to improve the images of the tissue lining in the stomach, intestines and bladder. Getting a better image inside a patient means cancer and other diseases can be detected earlier, before reaching a serious stage, meaning 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 that offer such exceptionally high image resolution, compared to standard endoscopes, Nuffield Health Woking Hospital will be able to offer its patients significantly higher detection rates for cancers and other diseases, as well as enabling faster treatment turnaround times.”

Monnik Vleugels, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Woking Hospital said,

“This really is a superb system. Consultants rate the ease of use and the outstanding image quality. Through these high definition HD+ images they can be assured that the best endoscopic image resolution is available for their patients, ensuring any abnormality can be detected and treated at the earliest possible opportunity.”

For interview/photo/filming opportunities on site at Nuffield Health Woking Hospital please contact Scott Brooks: scott.brooks@nuffieldhealth.com or 01483 227359.

For more information please visit: www.pentaxmedical.com    

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. (http://www.pentax.co.uk/dcms_index.php?id=3916&lang=en)

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