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ing channel of all manufacturers' scopes, and can backflush the channel when needed. Its foot-pedal controlled pump can optionally warm the water for irrigation. Company reps say the $50 in supply costs that Jet Prep requires per use more than pays for the prevention of postponed or canceled cases. medivators.com Smart Medical Systems NaviAid ABC Challenging anatomy can stop a colonoscopy in its tracks. NaviAid ABC (Advancing Balloon for Colonoscopy) from Smart Medical Systems can guide flexible endoscopes through difficult cases. When needed, the disposable bal- loon catheter is deployed through the instrument channel of any standard scope and advanced past the challenging bowel segment. Inflating the balloon anchors it and pleats the bowel to shorten it. The scope can then advance as if riding a rail, covering the distance quickly and safely, and straight- ening any loops that have formed. This process can be repeated throughout the colonoscopy. The catheters cost about $228 each, and the NaviAid Spark2C inflation sys- tem lists at $7,800. smartmedsys.com US Endoscopy EndoRings EndoRings from US Endoscopy offers an approach to improved colonoscopy visu- alization without an investment in and implementation of elaborate technolo- gy. A flexible sleeve formed with 3 circu- 1 2 4 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5

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