Allegheny General Hospital Opens State-of-the-Art Gastroenterology Lab

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$10 Million Facility Provides Advanced Capabilities for Diagnosing and Treating Digestive Diseases. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark Health leaders are celebrating the opening of a new AHN Center for Advanced Endoscopy at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). The state-of-the-art, 13,000 square-foot facility is equipped with the latest advanced technologies for diagnosing and treating disorders of […]

Another Hospital Adds the Omega E-View to Their IE Program

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“I find the imaging from the Omega system to be fantastic. It is particularly useful in complex cases involving hilar biliary strictures, evaluation of PSC with identification of subtle strictures, as well as enteric stenting cases. Moreover, the system is easy to use, capable of recording cases for educational purposes, and can be controlled by […]

Leading Denmark Hospital Selects the e-view

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 Aarhus University Hospital equipped with the 1st E-View.AI in Europe The Endoscopy Unit at Aarhus University Hospital is one of the leading departments in gastrointestinal endoscopy in Europe. Positioned at the forefront of interventional endoscopy the unit is well known for their substantial research activities focused on three main areas: diseases of the liver, pancreas, […]

Optimization of Radiation Exposure During ERCP

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In a recent clinical study published in Gastroenterology Research and Practice, Dr. Khalid Alzimami et al illustrate their findings on a series of 153 ERCP exams between two groups, both performed by seasoned advanced endoscopists. The different groups used different radiation exposure factors and different lead protection as well. Within this study, several key notes […]

Omega e-view Installed At Hillcrest Medical Center

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Omega Medical Imaging is proud to announce that they have completed the installation of an e-View Interventional Endoscopy system at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. The system is Omega Medical Imaging’s flagship GI lab, featuring a 14” image intensifier and our proprietary lead-shielding around the image intensifier and table, reducing scatter radiation to the […]

Occupational Radiation Exposure Linked to Left-Sided Brain Tumors

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Disproportionate reports of left-sided brain tumors in interventional physicians with sustained practices involving radiation may suggest a causal relation to occupational radiation exposure, according to study data published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Following up on their report of nine recent cases of brain cancer in interventional cardiologists, researchers received 22 more cases from […]

Lowering Radiation Exposure during ERCP

In an article in the GIE Journal, 2010, there was a direct correlation between the annual volume of ERCPs performed and the amount of fluoroscopy times required to complete these procedures. The study showed that endoscopists who performed <100 ERCPs in the preceding years needed approximately twice the fluoroscopy time compared to those physicians who […]