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Olympus Remains Committed to Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) through Continued U.S. Distribution of ARIETTA 850

Hitachi’s Premium Ultrasound Processor, Distributed by Olympus in the U.S., Provides Endoscopists with a Greater Depth of Information for Determining Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment

The ARIETTA 850, a premium ultrasound processor, provides endoscopists with a greater depth of information toward improved decision making, with backing by industry-leading service and support.

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (January 09, 2020) – Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for endoscopic and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that it will continue U.S. distribution of the ARIETTA 850 premium ultrasound processor. Olympus ultrasound endoscopes continue to be compatible with Hitachi’s sophisticated ultrasound technology, in accordance with the Olympus commitment to EUS adoption in healthcare.

“We are pleased to continue U.S. distribution of this important technology in the EUS field,” said Kurt Heine, Group Vice President of the Endoscopy Division at Olympus America, Inc. “The ARIETTA 850 premium ultrasound system expands clinical utility by offering the most advanced applications, such as elastography for GI tract diseases. Together with Olympus’ market leading endoscopes and endotherapy solutions, the very highest level of EUS benefits can be delivered to healthcare facilities and their patients.”

Olympus is committed to continue providing solutions and support for EUS, which combines ultrasound technology with endoscopy to gain an internal vantage point for better visualization. While conventional endoscopy only provides a view of the innermost lining of the digestive tract, or its wall, the addition of ultrasound allows the physician to see beyond that wall to visualize all five layers of the GI tract as well as surrounding tissue and organs. EUS also provides a minimally invasive means for biopsy.

“Our endoscopic capabilities are much expanded with the benefit of ultrasound to diagnose and treat a range of conditions,” said Dr. David Diehl, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Director of Interventional Endoscopy at Geisinger Health System. “We are pleased that Olympus continues to bring the industry exciting advancements in image quality and technology.”

To learn more about the ARIETTA 850 and Olympus ultrasound endoscopes, please contact Olympus at 1-800-848-9024.

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