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How Can Olympus Technology Help?
For a long time, ScopeGuide has been considered as a training tool for inexperienced endoscopists. In an RCT, trainees achieved a much higher cecal intubation rate and required less help from senior endoscopists compared with trainees who did colonoscopies with on-demand fluoroscopy.
Not only do trainees benefit from ScopeGuide: ScopeGuide increases the cecal intubation rate for both inexperienced and experienced gastroenterologists
and improves cecal intubation times and patient pain scores.
We provide a broad selection of adult and slim-diameter colonoscopes across our digital platforms incorporating ScopeGuide functionality and Responsive Insertion Technology, reducing cecal intubation time by approximately 20%.
Cecal intubation rate is a quality indicator for colonoscopy. The literature suggests that a gastroenterologist should reach the cecum in at least 90% of the exams to ensure high quality clinical service.
Expertise in colonoscopy (e.g. cecal intubation rate > 90%) is usually reached after 200-250 examinations.
But aside from expertise, risk factors such as patient age, gender, BMI, previous surgery, or preparation quality may influence the success rate of cecal intubation.
Colonic insertion may cause patient pain with the sigmoid colon being the predominant location causing pain during colonoscopy. 28