Conventional gastroscopy remains the widely accepted “gold standard” method for detecting and treating gastric pathology. However, patients with relative contraindications, such as severe cardiac or respiratory dysfunction, may not tolerate the stress of conventional examination. Patient’s discomfort and the need for sedation also limit its use for screening purposes. In addition, most gastroscopy procedures do not need a biopsy or further intervention. The COVID pandemic has placed an unprecedented challenge on endoscopy units worldwide.
Is there an alternative to diagnostic gastroscopy? Magnetic-controlled Capsule Endoscopy (MCE) seems a good option. There is growing clinical evidence that capsule endoscopy, controlled by an external magnetic field, can be successfully utilized in diagnostic gastroscopy. MCE has similar pathology detection accuracy with conventional gastroscopy but is preferred by most patients. However, existing MCE technologies rely on a human operator to control capsule movement. Therefore, there is a learning curve, and it would take an operator about 20 minutes to manually navigate the capsule in an MCE proce-dure.
The new generation of OMOM RC, the fully automated MCE, does not require a human operator to control the capsule movement. Innovative JINSHAN robotic technology and proprietary controlling algorithms allow the OMOM RC movement unit to automatically navigate the capsule and provide a complete stomach examination when the AUTO mode is enabled. A prospective study by two tertiary centres shows that OMOM RC has a similar diagnostic performance with conventional gastroscopy in 114 patients.
OMOM RC offers a safe, noninvasive, and fully automated diagnostic gastroscopy, allowing not only gastroscopy but a thorough check of the small bowel, in just one sitting, due to its extended capsule battery life. The system consists of a Robotic Movement Unit, a Control Console (with reporting software), a Recording Unit and the disposable Robotic Capsule.
Robotic Movement Unit
Innovative Two Magnets Design
No Patient's Position Changes Needed
One Press for Full-automatic Examination
VUE Smart Software
Comfortable Antenna Belt
Industrial Leading Features
Ingenious Magnetic Module
High Definition: 512*512 pix
Extra-wide View Angle: 172°
View Field: 0-50 mm
0-30 min: 10 fps
after 30min: 2-10 fps
Two Capsules Option
RC12 _for gastric only
3 working hours
RC22_for gastric + small bowel
12 working hours
Patient drinks 1 liter of water.
Wear antenna belt with recorder.
Ingest the capsule and lay flat on the examination bed.
Doctor presses the ‘AUTO’ button on the console for automatic gastric examination.
Real-time monitoring with pathological descriptions.
The robotic Movement Unit stops automatically when completing visualization of the stomach.
VUE Smart assisted reading.
Generate the report.