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Special Feature Fiberscopes

Industrial fiberscopes, initially developed and approved for the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine, but has since become used for the inspection of many small engines and fine diameter pipework.

There are some RVI applications that cannot be satisfied by a standard model fiberscope. Olympus has always been at the forefront of application solutions, and when a situation arises where a standard instrument will not provide the desired results, then Olympus has responded with advice on optimal instrument use in that application. This occasionally results in the introduction of a special instrument designed to meet that specific requirement – these are therefore known as special feature fiberscopes. This is not to say, however, that they cannot be used in other applications. The information below describes each model, together with its design application, but the specification may well suit a particular inspection you need to undertake.

Standard Range Fiberscopes

Standard Range Fiberscopes achieve the highest image quality in 6.0 mm, 8.4 mm and 11.3 mm diameter at lengths of up to 3.0 m. All models feature four-way angulation and interchangeable optical tip adapters.

Standardarized Fiberscopes with Excellent Views
Flexible fiberscopes allow remote visual inspection to be carried out in areas where the route to the area of interest includes negotiating a series of bends or where the length of instrument required is outside the limits of a rigid borescope.
The construction of an Olympus fiberscope is a specialized process, requiring a combination of advanced optical and mechanical technologies, resulting in a finished product with many high performance design features. The standardized fiberscopes achieve the highest image quality in 6.0mm, 8.4mm and 11.3mm diameter at lengths of up to 3.0m (10′) with design of four-way angulation and interchangeable optical tip adapters.


A high-end industrial videoscope system combining portability with advanced functionality, and ease of use with durability. From high image quality inspection to retrieval operation, the versatility achieves various benefits beyond your experience.

The IPLEX FX introduces new levels of durability to industrial videoscopes with its shock-resistant case design and wear-resistant scope exterior. Adding “strength-of-construction” to a frequently used, job-essential tool produces one tough, reliable and long-lasting piece of industrial inspection equipment.


The IPLEX RX/ IPLEX RT are lightweight industrial videoscopes that feature the unique PulsarPic image processor to produce exceptionally high-resolution and bright images. They have a large 6.5-inch screen with an anti-reflective daylight-view monitor.

Our Best Image Quality
The IPLEX RX and RT feature the best image quality of our videoscopes. Our unique PulsarPic™ image processor reduces noise and sharpens images, resulting in the exceptionally high resolution image.
The IPLEX RX and RT faithfully and brightly reproduce very small defects, and the sharp and clear images enable accurate and reliable inspections.

Sharp and clear images with less noise

Small Diameter Fiberscopes

Small diameter fiberscopes can inspect narrow areas or where access is limited and are available in 0.64 mm, 2.4 mm or 4.1 mm. Each model has an ocular focus to ensure that the individual operator’s eyesight is accomodated and can be attached to CCTV and photographic equipment for image recording.

Ultra-Thin Diameters
The thinnest diameter flexible fiberscope (down to φ0.64mm). You can inspect inside narrow-diameter hole with 1mm or more diameter.
In some applications, the entry port size to the area of interest can be restricted and inserting a scope can be extremely difficult. This will often necessitate using an instrument of smaller diameter than conventional models.

These instruments have ocular focus to ensure that the individual operator’s eyesight is accommodated and can be attached to CCTV and photographic equipment to allow the images to be permanently recorded. To illuminate the inspection area, any one of the Olympus light sources can be used.

Ultrasound endoscopy

When it comes to mediastinal and hilor staging of lymph nodes, the EBUS-TBNA scope is setting a new standard. It’s designed to let you take advantage of high-quality ultrasound imaging. This versatile system makes an important addition to a diagnostic portfolio, thanks to its large channel and compatibility with Olympic sampling devices. The instrument channel is 2.2 mm and offers improved suction capability. Its large size assures less friction of devices inside of the scope, which allows for a smooth procedure. Not only is the endoscope impressive in its diagnostic value, it’s also easy to use. With its design, the ultrasound cable can be detached.


Reprocessing Specialist Training

This course is available to GI nurses and reprocessing technicians who are interested in thoroughly understanding the procedures for endoscope care and reprocessing. Participants will learn to recognize the important processes required for pre cleaning, leakage testing, manual cleaning, manual high level disinfection, endoscope handling and storage of Olympus endoscopes. Basic overview of endoscopy procedures and nomenclature of endoscopes will also be discussed. Hands-on training for reprocessing Olympus GI endoscopes will be provided.

Endoscopic Experience in 100 Consecutive Gases with the Olympus GIF Endoscope.

Source: American Journal of Gastroenterology . Nov1973, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p466-472. 7p. 6 Charts, 1 Graph.
Author(s): Papp, John P.
Subject Terms: *ENDOSCOPY *X-rays *GASTROINTESTINAL system — Diseases *ABDOMINAL pain *GASTROINTESTINAL hemorrhage
The results of 100 consecutive upper gastrointestinal endoscopies is reported, in 85 instances. Thirty-seven patients had persistent upper abdominal pain or vomiting and negative x-rays. All had a positive endoscopic diagnosis. They became asymptomatic upon appropriate medical treatment. Endoscopy in upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in this series was markedly superior to x-ray. Fifteen of 19 patients had either a “negative” or misleading x-ray. In each of the 15, the site of bleeding was found endoscopically.

Endoscopy removes stent left in woman’s bile duct 12 years ago

End of painful chapter: MiD DAY on July 20 (below) had reported how Rajkumari Mishra discovered that a 16 mm stent was lodged in her bile duct, where it had been inserted 12 years ago during a cholecystectomy at KEM Hospital. The article was removed through an endoscopic procedure The wire-like particle was finally removed on Tuesday in a 30 minute-long endoscopic procedure performed at the civic-run Sion Hospital. Mishra, who suffered from painful swelling in her abdominal region, is now only one step away from closing a painful chapter in her life. Mishras gall bladder was removed surgically through a cholecystectomy in the Parel hospital on July 1, 2001. Before the major open surgery, she underwent a procedure known as endoscopic stenting, in which a stent was inserted in her bile duct to prevent it from narrowing due to the gallstones before the open surgery. While the cholecystectomy was successfully conducted in 2001, the stent was not removed following the surgery, says Rajkumaris son Anand. Doctors say that the stent should be removed within six weeks from the open surgery. Speaking to MiD DAY, Anand said, After the CT scans were conducted last week, we were shocked to discover that a stent was causing the pain and swelling. Back then, we were not informed that it had to be removed a few weeks after the major surgery. Thankfully, doctors informed us that the stent could be extracted from the bile duct through an endoscopy, and much to our relief, the procedure was completed in 30 minutes on Tuesday morning, he added. Rajkumari is now convalescing in the general ward of Sion Hospital, from where she will soon be discharged. However, the 65-year-olds ordeal will be over only after she undergoes treatment for her incisional hernia, which was the result of an incompletely healed surgical wound. We were informed that the hernia will be treated a while after she is discharged, said Anand. Docspeak Dr Avinash Supe, dean of Sion Hospital, who was previously the head of the gastroenterology department of KEM Hospital, said the procedure performed to remove the stent was a relatively simple one. As one of our doctors performed the procedure, I am unaware if it was a stent or a stone that was causing the symptoms.

Business Olympus cameras will again be profitable in 2014

Olympus CEO Hiroyuki Sasa (Hiroyuki Sasa) sincerely believe that things will improve his own company in the near future. Business Olympus cameras on production may return to profitability next year, said Mr. Szasz. Hopes are associated with an increase in sales of “mirrorless” interchangeable lens models.

By April 2014 guide Olympus expects sales growth of its “mirrorless” cameras to 1 million units, representing about 5% of the world market. If the company manages to achieve such performance, its operating profit will rise to $ 68 million.

Olympus cameras-2In recent months, sales in the industry chambers rather sluggish, due to the improvement in the quality of the image produced by modern smartphones. Camera for compact devices improved and make increasingly tough competition to traditional cameras. Two consecutive quarters of Olympus cameras business suffered losses and hope for the resumption of profitable activity very positively perceived by investors. To reduce costs the Japanese manufacturer will focus more on the order of components in his longtime partner, Sony.

Olympus focuses on the market “mirrorless” cameras Class High-End, such as OM-D E-M1 and PEN E-P5. Although in its range there are also cheaper and low cost solutions. According to experts, Olympus is able to compete in this segment with giants such as Canon and Nikon.

Even if everything goes wrong optimistic Sasa assured that the company is not going to go out of business anyway. Development of technologies for the cameras is the key for the other direction, medical equipment, which brings Olympus not less income. Recall, Olympus is the world’s largest manufacturer of endoscopes.