Endoscope Testing Equipment
Lighthouse Imaging test & measurement instruments can be used to test and verify the optical quality of both rigid and flexible endoscopes. The types of rigid scopes that can be tested include laparoscopes, arthroscopes, bronchoscopes, cystoscopes containing either rod lenses or distal end (chip-on-tip) optical components.
Lighthouse test & measurement equipment is typically used for QC/QA testing during scope manufacturing, scope service and repair and in the clinical engineering or biomedical engineering department at hospitals and surgical centers.
All Lighthouse Imaging endoscope quality test & measurement instruments can be used to monitor scope quality in support of a hospital’s preventive maintenance (PM) program to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission’s requirement for managing scopes in diagnostic medical equipment inventory (Elements of Performance – EC.02.01.01, EC.02.04.01, EC.02.04.03).
EndoLume™ Endoscopic Light Meter
Identify the true source of illumination problems by quantitatively measuring:
- Light output of endoscopic light source – all major brands & types
- Light transmission through fiberoptic light cable – all connector types
- Light transmission through optical fibers in flexible and rigid endoscopes.
EndoScan™ Rigid Scope Lens Tester
Checks for endoscope lens damage in seconds:
- Analyzes problems with rigid endoscope lenses
- Cracked relay lenses
- Moisture in optical system
- Dirt on surfaces
- Adhesive Degradation
- Precision glass imaging lens for the clearest view of endoscope interior
- Accepts all DIN standard endoscope eyepieces
- Locking eyepiece attachment prevents possible damage during testing
- Adapts to standard endoscopic video cameras for documentation
EndobenchXTB™ Image Quality Tester (Bench-mount model)
EndoBenchXTB™ is an endoscope image quality test system for scope manufacturing and repair QC testing, suitable for high production work environments. The instrument consists of a custom designed opto-mechanical system and software to evaluate and report the parameters that are central to a clinical environment. Adapters, couplers and fixtures are included for measuring rigid, flexible and video endoscopes.
EndoBenchXTB™ is configured as a bench-mounted system for users that do not require portability and prefer a heavy-duty opto-mechanical assembly.
Endoscope Lightsource L700 LED
The L700 LED Light Source from Lighthouse Imaging is designed to provide bright, white light for testing endoscopic systems. The compact, multi-turret design makes the L700 a versaite light source for system illumination testing with the EndoLume light meter.
Triage Kit Central Sterile Scope Testing
The Lighthouse Imaging Triage Kit adds the EndoScan rigid endoscope visual tester to the EndoLume Measurement Kit. This combination of products is aimed at the Central Sterile Department and provides the capability of performing a complete evaluation of endoscopes in their care.
Who is Checking Your Endscope Quality?
By their very nature, endoscopes are prone to failure from many causes – overstressing, repeated sterilization, post-surgical handling or incomplete repair. Historically, testing the quality of endoscopes involved using very expensive instruments and the time of scientists or engineers. Attempts to simplify the equipment have resulted in incomplete measurements or results that don’t correlate with the reports from users. It is estimated that 30% of scopes in inventory need repair and should not be used for surgery. Hospitals need to proactively survey their risks and protect against any liability.
- Have your scope repair costs risen?
- Do your surgeons complain about scope quality?
- Are you experiencing scope related case delays?
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EndoBench is an endoscope image quality test system with versions suitable for use in applications from screening endoscopes used in the surgical theater to quality control in high production work environments. The instrument consists of a custom designed opto-mechanical system and software to evaluate and report the parameters that are central to a clinical environment. Adapters and fixtures are included for measuring a wide range of rigid, flexible and video endoscopes.