Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP) is used by physicians to look inside certain areas of the body in an effort to diagnose or treat various conditions, especially those involving the gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, stones and cancer (where CT and/or MR can’t give a diagnosis).
Staff in the endoscopy unit at CAMC Memorial Hospital started using new ERCP technology in October.
Intelli-C is a multipurpose tilting C fluoroscopic imaging system that offers versatile imaging.
Fluoroscopy makes images of any organ or body part. It shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through the body. The image is transmitted to a monitor so the movement of a body part, instrument or contrast agent (“X-ray dye”) through the body can be seen in detail.
The tilt C-arm can perform a wide range of procedures from radiographic and fluoroscopic to interventional and image-guided GI studies by offering optimized image quality, advanced software and ergonomic design.
This new equipment helps to optimize image quality, reduce dose and improve efficiency in radiology and GI departments.
Additionally, the table width and weight limit allows for use with bariatric patients. Table length also allows for head-to-toe coverage without need to move patients.