Gastro-intestinal wall thickness
Endoscopy procedures are performed with unnecessary risk of perforation while lacking crucial real time clinical feedback of gastro-intestinal wall thickness.
Tens of Millions of Gastrointestinal procedures are performed annually in the USA alone. Many Millions of people are suffering from chronic diseases of the digestive tract. In order to diagnose these diseases, several biopsies are taken by inserting a flexible endoscope into a natural body orifice and then inserting a biopsy tool through the endoscope's biopsy channel. This process is manual, requires two medical aids to perform, and includes several manipulations of the endoscope to reach the locations which are uncomfortable for the patient, time-consuming and increase unnessecarry safety risks.
Two-person job: Physician requires nurse assistance.
Manual: biopsy tools are inserted manually multiple times.
Repetitive: Multiple biopsies taken in a single procedure.
Dependent: Steering and positioning relies solely on the endoscope.
Unnecessary risk for perforation and injury to the patient because of a
lack of crucial real-time clinical feedback, and not making informed decisions due to not knowing the thickness indication.
Time consuming & uncomfortable for patient & user
Very positive feedback from physicians
“The need for wall thickness indication can be a game changer, especially in high perforation risk procedures such as ESD which is a rising market in the USA ".
“Tenasors Medical is automating a once-manual process, which will reduce GI endoscopists' efforts and increase the amount of procedures that they are able to perform painlessly in a day, whilst remaining focused, thus also increasing the profitability to the hospital/clinics and improving patient care".