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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U L Y 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 5 9 A Disposable, Self-Propelled Colonoscope The Aer-O-Scope is a disposable, self-propelled, joystick-con- trolled colonoscope. It's FDA-approved, but won't be available in the United States until 2018. Physicians plug it into a bedside workstation, which supplies the device with power, water, suc- tion and the gas that drives the self-propelled pneumatic intuba- tion. A joystick lets physicians easily maneuver the scanner through the colon's twists and turns on the way to the cecum. Two working channels allow for the use of therapeutic tools, such as snares and forceps, to take biopsies or to perform polypectomies. The scanner at the tip provides physicians with 360° views of the mucosa surface and looks behind folds in the colon wall. giview.com

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