September 21, 2022 -- FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a leading provider of endoscopic and endosurgical innovations, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the global leader of advancement and education in the field of GI endoscopy, announce that ASGE has equipped its Chicago-based Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) Advanced Bioskills Laboratory and Simulation Center with 16 of Fujifilm’s industry-leading ELUXEO Endoscopic Imaging Systems and twenty 700 Series Endoscopes. The suite of comprehensive endoscopy solutions was installed in late August and will be utilized throughout ASGE’s live and virtual training programs for medical students and seasoned endoscopy professionals.
“Fujifilm has launched an impressive 15 endoscopy products in the last 30 months, demonstrating our commitment to innovation, and we’re thrilled that ASGE’s more than 15,000 members will leverage our technology for invaluable hands-on training to advance their professional and patient care goals,” says Taisuke Fujita, general manager of endoscopy at FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation.
The IT&T features new Fujifilm endoscopes spanning gastroscopes, colonoscopes, duodenoscopes, therapeutic gastroscopes, endoscopic ultrasound endoscopes, and dual-channel endoscopes. When used with the ELUXEO Endoscopic Imaging System, ASGE members can demonstrate a wide variety of procedures and techniques, encompassing routine upper and lower endoscopies, interventional procedures like Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), as well as evolving, cutting-edge fields such as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), third space endoscopy and bariatric endoscopy.
“At ASGE, we uphold the highest standards for GI endoscopy practice and education, and we treasure the industry partnerships and sponsorships that have allowed us to transform the way we engage and train our members,” says Bret Petersen, MD, president, ASGE. “As endoscopy is a rapidly evolving medical specialty, we’re thrilled to offer the premier training we are renowned for with Fujifilm’s state-of-the art technology that will allow our members and trainees to keep pace with some of the latest techniques and treatment options available.”
The ELUXEO Endoscopic Imaging System is Fujifilm’s LED Multi-Light illumination technology, which enables high quality White Light images displayed in full HD, as well as two additional imaging modes: Linked Color Imaging (LCI®) and Blue Light Imaging (BLI), which gastroenterologists can toggle between in real-time depending on the procedure and clinical findings.