An endoscope is an illuminated typically slender instrument used particularly to give medical practitioners an inner view of the body by way of the elongated optical tube. The procedure by which this is carried out is called and endoscopy. Endoscopy as the name implies means to look inside. Unlike other medical imaging techniques and equipment such as x-rays, ct scans, and ultrasounds, these equipments have the unique ability to be inserted directly into the organ or cavity of the body. Specialised equipments are named after their target organ such as cystoscopes for the bladder, nephroscope for kidneys, bronchoscopes for the bronchus. These medical instruments are also used to visually examine and are crucial in arthroscopic surgeries. These equipments come in two main categories rigid and flexible.
Rigid Endoscopy Equipment
A rigid endoscopy equipment uses a straight tube usually with a light attached at the other end. In rigid instruments, the optical lens train transfers the viewed image to the user’s eye or to the video monitor. This lens train is made up of precisely aligned glass lenses and spacers. The image is able to be seen by light transmission through the light cord and power source via a system of illumination fibers distributed around the lens train. Rigid endoscopes are the primary ways medical practitioners diagnose oral cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, and trachea problems. It can be used to locate lumps, masses or polyps and tumours. Biopsies can be extracted for further medical examination.
Rigid Endoscopy Parts and Accessories
- Shaft- Made out of stainless steel the shaft houses the lens train. The length of the shaft is called the scopes working length. Within the shaft there is a secondary tube.
- Ocular lens Assembly- The focusing lens of the scope located near the proximal end of the scope.
- Light Post- This is where the fiber optic light cord attaches.
- Lens Train- A series of rod lenses made of glass and spacers that transfer the image along the endoscopy equipment.
- Objective Lens System- A collection of lenses, windows and/or prisms located at the distal end of the endoscopy instrument. Images are then captured and transferred to the rod lenses.
- Distal window- Window which encases and protects the Objective Lens System
- Light Fibers- optic glass fibers which transport light from the light post to the distal end of the endoscopy instrument.
Endoscopy is a very delicate and precise procedure so naturally only the top of the line brands should be considered when making your purchase. We at Advanced Endoscopy Inc. are fully aware of this and brands such as Olympus, Pentax, and Fuji film are distributed by us. Not only do we have brand new rigid endoscope equipment for sale, but we also repair, resell and refurbish existing used equipment and accessories for whatever your endoscopy needs may be.
Flexible Endoscopy Equipment
There will be complex situations when the straight design of the rigid endoscopy becomes impractical. The solution in most cases is the flexible endoscopy instrument. As the name suggests its main feature is that the previously straight shaft of the rigid endoscopy instrument is fully flexible to allow for many procedural types such as Colposcopy, Laparoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Sigmoidoscapy to name a few, which were otherwise too invasive or impossible with the traditional rigid endoscopy equipment.
Flexible Endoscopy Parts and Accessories
The anatomical structure of the flexible endoscopy equipment is the outer shell comprised of five basic sections.
- Light guide connector- This refers to the solid end of the endoscopy instrument which connects to the light source or video cart system. It is the scope portion that is most distant from the intended patient. Usually the light guide connector is made up of molded plastic and metal components without moving parts. Some more advanced endoscope models do have circuit boards housed within. The suction, air, water, light, video systems and electrical ground all connect to the scope here.
- Light guide tube- Otherwise known as the universal cord, the light guide tube is a hallow tube that connects the light guide connector with the control body. In instances where there are separate connections to light source and video processor some videoscope models have two light guide tubes. This tube is made up of multiple layers of fiber mesh, steel coil, and vulcunized rubber bonded together. A thin layer of clear polyurethane is applied for the purpose of chemical and fluid resistance. The main function of the light guide tube is to protect the fragile and delicate internal mechanisms and components such as suction channels and fiber optics. The light guide tube is designed to be flexible up to a point but repeated over twisting and tight coiling may damage the tube and internal components within. Most GI endoscopy models usually share similar diameter and length parameters.
- Control Body- Like the name implies this is the section of the scope that contains the control functions. Angulation control knobs, forceps raiser or elevator lifter, air and water suction control valves, remote video switches, biopsy port and focus mechanism for fiber optic scopes, tension controller and the control body for holding the endoscope. Scope models usually have plastic molded bodies designed to held ergonomically thus promoting ease of use.
- Insertion Tube- The hallow tube that provides protection for the delicate internal components like the angulation system, fibre optic nodes, video signal wires and biopsy channel. Depending on the anatomy being observed the length and diameter of the insertion tube varies greatly by model. Much like the light guide tube the insertion tube is constructed with multiple layers of steel coil, fiber mesh, and vulcunized rubber.
- Bending Section- Found at the distal end of the insertion tube, the bending section is constructed of articulating steel ribs riveted together to form a flexible skeleton shell. This shell is covered with a mesh of steel braid and a thin membrane flexible tube known as the bending rubber or sheath. At the distal end of the bending section the video chip, optical glass lens systems, fiber optics and the termination nozzle of the air/water system can be located. Though variant by model the length of the bending section is normally around four inches long. Most gastroscopes. Duodenoscopes, and colonoscopes can range from 5.9 to 12.5mm. The bending section is the most fragile component of the flexible endoscope and must be protected from impact to ensure the inner components are not damaged.
Though more expensive than the rigid endoscopy counterparts, there is no discounting the importance of the flexible endoscopy instrument when it comes the ability to perform previously impossible medical procedures. Some of the premiere developers and manufacturers of flexible instruments are Pentax, Karl Storz, and Olympus. We at Advanced endoscopy Inc are the proud agents and distributors for these brands. Should your endoscopy needs warrant the purchase of a new flexible endoscopy instrument, let us help you step by step in deciding which model is right for you.
Full Service Care for Your Endoscopy instrument and Other Medical Equipment
An endoscopy is an important medical procedure and can be used for a variety of purposes to help diagnose and prevent potentially fatal problems. No matter how large your practice is, it is important that your endoscope is always in working order and ready to be used when the need arises. This makes it important to have a company you can trust to not only buy from but also get your equipment repaired when the situation arises.
Specializing in buying, selling, and repairing endoscopy instruments and other similar equipment, Advanced Endoscopy Inc. offers some of the best prices when you buy or look to repair. They also offer related medical equipment for sale to ensure you have everything you need and can get it in one place. Perhaps as important, they also offer competitive buy-back prices, ensuring you can sell your old equipment when the need arises for top dollar.
Keeping Your Endoscopy instrument in Good Condition.
Typically, some scope damage happens as a result of day to day wear and tear. The majority of flexible endoscopy instruments sent for repair are not as a result of normal use but through improper care and handling. Scope damage comes in the preventable and non preventable categories. Preventable damage includes severe angulation system failures, repeated holes in the bending rubber, kinks or holes in the biopsy channel, dents or peeling of the insertion tube, damage to the light fibers, fluid invasion damage and clogging of the air and water nozzles. Non preventable damage happens to usually be the occasional hole in the bending rubber, adjustments in the angulation system, and due to the passage of time insertion tubes become weak and worn.
Simple tasks can be undertaken to ensure maximum shelf life of your endoscope. Firstly, pre procedure, a thorough review of all systems such as the image/light, air and water suction and agulation should always be pre checked. During procedures special care should be taking in over bending the light guide tube, or over coiling or over torque of the insertion tube. Endoscopy instruments should be carefully transported one at time separate from the accessories, as well as separating the light guide connector from the bending section when transporting the equipment. Finally leak testing should be a regular part of the caring process when it comes to delicate equipment such as these. The leak tests should be done thoroughly with all steps done in sequence.
Buying an Endoscopy instrument
It is important to remember that an endoscopy instrument can consist of a variety of different equipment. Beyond the different brands available, you should pay attention to the lens system and eyepiece that you need on your endoscope. Also keep in mind that it can use either a rigid or flexible tube. Before you make a purchase decision, consider how you intend to use the device so you can match up all of the right components.
Purchasing Used Endoscopy instruments
In instances where the purchase of a brand new endoscopy equipment is out of the price range for many smaller medical facilities and private practitioners, used endoscopy instruments are a welcome alternative. We at Advanced Endoscopy Inc are among the largest suppliers of used endoscopy equipment in the United States. We have an ever expanding network of buyers and sellers that come together to facilitate the best possible price available for your used endoscopy needs. Accessories, as well as replacement video, light sources, component parts are just one phone call, order or click away from being purchased. You the buyer are guaranteed the safest, most reliable equipment that only follow our strictest standards and guidelines for refurbishment and reselling to the market. Every endoscope and endoscopy tool that leaves our facility is guaranteed to be fully functional and operational. In turn after purchasing your equipment, the better condition you keep it in means the better price you are then able to command in case of resale or should you feel the need to upgrade to a better model.
Endoscopy Equipment for sale
Alongside our vast catalogues of these instruments, from brands you know and trust like Olympus and Pentax, Advanced Endoscopy Inc also is your one stop emporium for all endoscopy equipment and accessories. You will find cleaning brushes, mouth pieces, numerous video and light capture tools, biopsy valves, polyp traps and distal attachments to name a few. We understand that with so many different types and brands of endoscopy equipment, there will be models and equipment that may be harder to locate or no longer manufactured. That is why we have among the largest selection of both new and older versions of equipment and accessories no matter your make, model, size or brand. Our easy to navigate website as well as our competent and helpful staff will make your shopping experience both quick and simple.
Used Endoscopy instrument versus New Endoscopy instrument
In order for used endoscopes to be certified and resold there need to be numerous tests and a rigorous quality control process to ensure that the used endoscopy instrument purchased is free of mechanical malfunctions as well as the overall look is as close to a brand new endoscopy as possible without shelling out the brand new endoscopy price for that product. The majority of used endoscopy instruments leave our facility fully refurbished with replaced internal components when need be. We at Advanced Endoscopy Inc. make sure that the only discernable difference between our used and new endoscopy equipment is the price. Not the standard of quality. Backed by our excellent repair facilities, we keep your equipment running properly and efficient.
Repairing Your Endoscopy instrument
Of course, sometimes it can be a lot less expensive to repair your endoscope rather than have it replaced. If this is the case, you can often get a great price with the quality you can rely on when it matters. This ensures your equipment is never in disrepair and keeps you on top of your game when it is time for an endoscopy.
What Other Equipment is Available?
Advanced Endoscopy Inc. also carries a variety of related medical equipment, such as bronchoscopes, cleaning brushes, mouthpieces, biopsy valves, suction, and quick catch polyp traps distal attachments. All of this equipment can be essential to keeping your practice operational, so make sure you are getting the absolute best prices and service by working with a company that focuses on providing them at a reasonable price.
How About Selling Your Equipment?
Finally, Advanced Endoscopy Inc. also works to buy back old equipment from users. Though you might have the latest and best in equipment, many times doctors around the control move forward at a different rate. This could mean that they still might order an older model or need repairs on their older model. For this reason, it is important for Advanced Endoscopy Inc. to keep a supply of these other devices in stock. This allows them to offer the most diverse selection of products and ensures that every practice has the tools they need.
Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or repair your medical devices especiqlly your endoscopes, remember that Advanced Endoscopy Inc. can be your one stop destination for all of these services. Offering top dollar for sales and supplying inexpensive repair and buy prices, they work to ensure every medical practitioner is able to provide the best level of care for their patients.
Advanced Endoscopy Inc.
Advanced Endoscopy Inc is the first, last, and only depot for all your endoscopy needs. We stock rigid endoscopy instruments, both new and used. We buy your endoscopy equipment at a low, competitive price. All of our used endoscopy instruments follow the most rigorous testing and fail safes to make sure you are getting the most value for your money. We are the industry leaders when it comes to standards and quality. Not only do we sell endoscopy instruments, but the many accessories and upgrades that go along with them. From some of the biggest camera and lens manufacturers we bring you the best in video and light equipment be it the new waterproof designs or LED’s.
Contacting us is easy and efficient. Whether by our all encompassing website at http://www.webuyendoscopes.net/endoscope/ or contact us directly at (954) 961 8880 where our representatives will gladly take your orders in a professional and helpful manner. Our facilities are located at Advanced Endoscopy Inc. 4208 N.31st Ave Suite 1 Hollywood, FL. 33021. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most shipping orders can be promptly done overnight should we have your products in stock.