Endoscopy is a procedure in which an endoscope — a long, slender, flexible instrument equipped with a light and camera — is inserted into openings, like the mouth, to allow clinicians visual access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. An endoscopic ultrasound is a special kind of endoscopy that uses an endoscope with an ultrasound-equipped tip.
Our hospitals perform approximately 13,000 endoscopic procedures per year.
Equipment in this area funded by generous donors supporting The Big Picture campaign:
Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound Scope - Endoscopy (RJH)
This ultrasound scope is used by Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Endoscopy department for lung cancer detection. Through an ultrasound procedure, the scope uses sound waves to produce diagnostic images. These help physicians determine the extent of a patient’s cancer in lymph nodes and tumours in the lung, allowing for a more reliable diagnosis and treatment tailored to size and extent of the cancer.
These procedures are relatively simple and helps clinicians avoid more expensive and time-consuming imaging techniques — and even surgery.
This scope will be used for almost 300 patients per year at Royal Jubilee Hospital.
1 needed @$84,000.