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Published on July 14, 2014

New Colonoscopy Technology Offers Better Views & Improved Diagnosis

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer (CRC) is expected to result in over 50,000 deaths this year. It’s a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

A screening colonoscopy, recommended for most adults starting at age 50, can detect potential cancers at early stages. And now, a new colonoscopy system at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin, called The Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy™, offers physicians improved diagnostics – and offers patients greater peace of mind.

Removal of polyps results in a significant reduction in the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer in the future. Standard colonoscopes give the physician a limited 170-degree field of view, which has been shown to miss many pre-cancerous polyps.

Only Available at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin

Now, a new advancement in technology allows the physician to have a 330-degree view of the colon, almost double the view of standard colonoscopes. This new technology is available at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin, the only hospital in Wisconsin with this capability.

This new technology features cameras at the tip as well as on the sides of the scope, providing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon, which has been shown to greatly reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps missed by standard colonoscopes.

New Colonoscopy Technology Offers Better Views, Improved Diagnosis

For patients, the experience is exactly the same as with a traditional colonoscope. The only difference is the enhanced field of view experienced by the physician – and the peace of mind in knowing that small, potentially cancerous polyps are less likely to be missed.

If you’re due for a screening colonoscopy, ask your physician about scheduling your procedure at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin.

Learn more about The Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy™.

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