Colonoscopes: $270,000; 6 required @ $45,000 each
Left to raise: $260,000
Video image processor: $70,000
With early screening, colonoscopes help the gastroenterologist to view the colon and remove smaller pre-cancerous polyps, if present, on the spot, sparing the patient from painful, more invasive surgery, and resulting in faster recovery times.
In order to increase our capacity and efficiency to provide more colon cancer screening services, Richmond Hospital urgently needs new colonoscopes and a new more advanced video image processor system to capture and view the digital images in High Definition.
Together the new, more sophisticated processor and colonoscopes provide improved visualization with greater detail and new functionality to detect and treat polyps that lead to colon cancer.