Fuse®.  A Revolution in Colonoscopy.

 

Colonoscopy saves lives.

For many years, colonoscopy has been the gold standard in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis. Colonoscopy enables your physician to insert a thin flexible tube into the lower GI tract and examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities. Through careful examination with the endoscope, the physician is able to identify and detect pre-cancerous polyps or growths that could be precursors to colorectal cancer. Removal of these pre-cancerous polyps results in a significant reduction in the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer in the future. The fact remains, however, that the limited field of view provided by traditional, forward-viewing colonoscopes has been shown to miss many pre-cancerous polyps.

 

Introducing Full Spectrum Endoscopy®.

It’s been twenty years since there has been major innovation in colonoscopy. To date, traditional, forward-viewing scopes give the physician a limited 170 degree field of view (similar to driving a car with blinders on). We are pleased to announce the latest advancement in endoscope technology – Fuse® Full Spectrum Endoscopy®. Fuse removes these “blinders” and enables your physician to detect a significantly higher number of potentially pre-cancerous polyps and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing you received the most advanced screening available.

 

Fuse is revolutionizing colonoscopy by providing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon, almost double the view of traditional colonoscopes.

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The Difference.

Fuse colonoscopes feature cameras at the tip as well as on the sides of the scope providing your physician with a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon. Fuse has been shown to greatly reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps missed by traditional colonoscopes. In fact, a study recently published in The Lancet Oncology revealed that Fuse found 76% more polyps and had a significantly lower “miss rate” than traditional colonoscopes. With Fuse, your physician is able to provide better care with early detection and is doing their part to help decrease the occurrence of colon cancer within the community.

 

Insist on Fuse®.

Q. What is Fuse®?

A. Fuse, or ‘Full Spectrum Endoscopy,’ is the latest advancement in colonoscopy. It provides your physician with a panoramic 330 degree field of view (as compared to the 170 degree view common with traditional, forward-viewing scopes). This increased field of view provides your physician with the ability to see and detect more abnormalities.

Q. Will the procedure be any different if my physician uses Fuse®?

A.  No. Your experience is exactly the same. The difference with Fuse is the enhanced field of view experienced by your physician.

Q. Does Fuse® colonoscopy cost more than traditional colonoscopy?

A.  No. Fuse colonoscopy is covered by your insurance in the same way as traditional colonoscopy.