INTESTINE Vol.7 No.5(3-2)

特集名 Total colonoscopy -- 挿入理論とその応用
題名 内視鏡開発者からみた挿入理論 (2) Olympus -- 挿入性向上への取り組み
発刊年月 2003年 09月
著者 岸 孝浩 オリンパス光学工業(株)内視鏡研究部
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Theme Theory of insertion technique in total colonoscopy and its practical application
Title The activities to improve insertability of colonoscopes
Author Takahiro Kishi Reserch Department, Endoscopy Products Division, Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
[ Summary ] The insertability is one of the most important characteristics related to the performance of colonoscopes. The operator's skill and the condition of patients effect the insertability of colonoscope. In order to provide better insertability for colonoscopes, we are attempting various improvements, based on the following two concepts :- The improvements should not be limited to the endoscope itself. The peripheral instruments should also be involved as the target of improvements. - Realize better insertability, which meets various requirements, such as operator's skill, condition of the patients and the purpose of examinations. In this report, we describe various factors related to the colonoscope which determine insertability and approaches to improve the insertability developed by Olympus. Also, we describe those technologies that improve the insertability of colonoscopes by showing the products as examples.