Erlanger Baroness is First Hospital in Tennessee with Radiation-Saving Endoscopy Technology

Erlanger Baroness Hospital in Chattanooga recently became the first facility in Tennessee with an advanced endoscopy suite centered around the Omega E-View.AI and its industry-leading radiation saving technology. The E-View.AI is the most advanced image-guided endoscopy system available and is the only ERCP fluoro system proven to reduce radiation exposure by up to 84% – reducing the radiation risk to the physician, their staff, and their patient.

With a history that dates back more than a century, Erlanger is recognized as one of the country’s finest public hospitals and as a leader in healthcare. As a non-profit teaching hospital, Erlanger is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Erlanger Gastroenterology provides patients in the tri-state region (TN, GA, AL) – a 100-mile radius – with a comprehensive level of expertise and care for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract diseases. Advanced endoscopy, or interventional endoscopy, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex pancreatic and biliary disorders in the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Arslan Kahloon is the Chief of Gastroenterology at Erlanger and has practiced in Chattanooga for over seven years. Dr. Sam Igbinedion serves as the Director of Endoscopy and has authored several articles on digestive tract disorders, ERCP, and endoscopic submucosal dissection.

“Our new, state-of-the-art interventional endoscopy suite (the E-View.AI)…the most advanced equipment in the state of Tennessee for performing some of the most innovative and most advanced GI procedures in the state,” said Dr. Kahloon.

The Omega E-View.AI offers several advantages that conventional, non-AI systems cannot:

  • AI detects the doctor’s region of interest – allowing for hands-free operation
  • Maintains the full field of view (FOV) while delivering the highest level of image quality for the region of interest (ROI)
  • Automatically reduces radiation exposure to patients and staff by up to 84%

The E-View.AI is the only lab designed with features specifically developed for ERCP and image-guided endoscopic procedures.

  • ERCP motorized table for better patient positioning
  • Large field-of-view flat-panel detector that offers superior image quality
  • Exclusive scatter radiation protection for staff
  • Pivots out of the way for full patient access – allows use in non-X-ray procedures

“This (technology) gives me, in a sense, a very safe and a very exciting environment to be able to do the work that we know we can do,” said Dr. Igbinedion. “That’s the big thing…seeing the commitment, and seeing that as a team, we’re all walking in the same direction to give our patients the best care that they deserve…on a grand scale of things, that really warms my heart.”

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