A Breakthrough Endoscopy – More Data, More Protection
Protecting your health is an important part of who you are. You embrace technology’s ability to dramatically improve healthcare. To go beyond what was, until now, considered possible. So it’s important that you understand how WATS3D can protect you from Esophageal Cancer – the fastest growing cancer in the US. Simply put, WATS3D can help your doctor detect early-stage precancerous cells. These cells can then be removed or destroyed before they can turn into Esophageal Cancer and harm you.
There are 2 ways that WATS3D is able to achieve these extraordinary life-saving results:
A larger sample
You may have already had an endoscopy or your doctor may have recommended that you have this procedure. During an endoscopy, samples of tissue are often collected to help rule out the presence of unhealthy cells. In the past, the collection of these samples was often done in a random manner from a very limited area of the esophagus. (see diagram). WATS3D is an advanced procedure which can help doctors collect a sample from a much larger surface area to more effectively rule out the possibility of pre-cancerous disease. (see diagram).
WATS3D labs provide a more accurate diagnosis.
A larger sample size alone won’t help you if labs can’t analyze it all the information on the sample. Unfortunately, any lab which only uses a manual microscope won’t see all the information that sample has provided.
The advanced WATS3D Biopsy takes a far larger sample to help your doctor rule out the presence of unhealthy cells.
Our Advanced 3D Imaging — A More Accurate Diagnosis
At most labs, standard biopsy samples are cut in thin layers for analysis under a manual microscope. This provides a limited view of the cells which means that potentially important diagnostic information, which is only found on the surface of the sample, is missed entirely.
This unique view of the cell’s original structure provides crucial information to help your doctor rule out the presence of unhealthy cells — earlier and with greater accuracy.
The combined medical advances of a larger sampling area and 3D imaging have far-reaching implications for protecting your health. As we mentioned, should pre-cancerous cells be present, they are now much more likely to be detected. This means they can be removed or destroyed before they can become cancerous and harm you.
This is the simple story behind a sophisticated technology that is helping to make esophageal cancer a potentially preventable disease. When you think about it, it’s quite extraordinary.