Bracco complements its portfolio with a wide range of medical devices for Endoscopy and X-ray diagnostic procedures. The most interesting tool is an essential component for Endoscopy, the CO2EFFICIENT insufflator.
It is an attractive device to be added to your existing facility, as CO2 is absorbed 150 times faster than the nitrogen in air, and promptly eliminated via the lungs and improves patient safety through redundant pressure relief valves and automatic flow-stop features which protect against over-insufflation.
A recent study on minimizing post-colonoscopy abdominal pain showed that 1 hour after colonoscopy, a majority of patients insufflated with room air had significant residual gas while 94% of patients insufflated with carbon dioxide had only trace to minimal residual gas.
Moreover, Bracco produces a wide array of complementary devices for Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Radiology, providing a full range solution to every medical need. This includes all the Barium examination accessories for GI oral studies, and Barium enema, as well as CT Colonography procedures.
A common problem for GI examination is related to low tolerability of currently available colon cleansing preparations; Bracco provides LoSo Prep, a bowel evacuant that is right for most patients-even those on restricted diets. Its low volume and pleasant taste helps encourage patient compliance, while providing an alternative to oral sodium phosphate patient preparation.
As a new modality; CT Colonography requires a tagging agent, TagitolTM, a low-volume radiopaque marker that tags residual stool in the colon, simplifying the distinction between feces and colonic abnormality. This is part of a strategy focused on a technical support to all the medical activities covered by Bracco products.