The digestive tube is an organ system which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces. The digestive tube consists of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
During a lifetime, the digestive system can be affected by a number of diseases such as infections, inflammation and cancer. The most common causes include an unbalanced diet, stress, certain medication or drugs, age, pregnancy, excess body weight, smoking and viral or bacterial infections.
Several symptoms are used to indicate problems of the digestive tract:
- Vomiting, which may include food or blood
- Diarrhoea, liquid or more frequent feces
- Gastruc reflux
- Constipation, which refers to fewer and hardened feces
- Blood in feces
If you exhibit one or more of these symptoms, your doctor may recommend an endoscopy in order to establish your diagnosis.
In such situations, our solutions for you include: Fuji Endoscopy Systems and the Endoscopy Capsule.
Fuji Endoscopy Systems
An endoscope is a device that has a lighted camera positioned in the tip of a long tube that allows viewing of potential problems without the need of a large surgery. A screen in the operating room lets the doctor see exactly what the inside of the organ looks like. For upper digestive tube examination (gastroscopy), a long, small diameter device is inserted through the open mouth, while for lower digestive tube examination (colonoscopy), it is inserted through the anus. In some cases, anesthesia may be recommended.
Using the Fuji Endoscopy Systems, your doctor can get optimal diagnostic. Moreover, the structural properties of the Fuji Colonoscopes lower the discomfort while being easy to use for the specialist.
Capsule endoscopy is a type of endoscopy where a capsule containing a camera is swallowed in order to examine the tube. The capsule usually passes through feces within 24–48 hours.
The main use of capsule endoscopy is to examine areas of the small intestine that cannot be seen by other types of endoscopy. Capsule endoscopy transfers the captured images wireless to an external device worn by the patient. The collected images are then transferred to a computer for diagnosis, review and display.
PillCam SB is the most used, patient-friendly tool for directly visualizing the small bowel to detect and monitor irregularities. With this device, physicians can examine the entire small bowel without putting their patients through a lengthy, uncomfortable procedure or having them undergo sedation. By simply swallowing a vitamin-sized capsule, physicians are able to detect and monitor lesions, ulcers, tumors, and bleeding.
Additionally, PillCam offers exceptional images of the mucosa and improved video processing for better visualization and optimal diagnosis results. Ask your doctor about PillCam!