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Advanced Imaging at UMCP Improves Diagnosis of Esophageal Disorders

Jul 29, 2015
Physicians at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) are now better equipped to diagnose and treat patients with esophageal disease thanks to the NvisionVLETM Imaging System, the most advanced diagnostic technology available.

UMCP was the first hospital in New Jersey to install the NvisionVLE, which enables physicians to view high-resolution, 3-D images of organs and tissue up to 3 millimeters deep during a standard endoscopy. The images help clinicians make decisions related to treatment options and identify areas that should be studied further via biopsy.

Anish A. Sheth, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology at UMCP, said the imaging system is more effective and efficient than traditional screening methods. It gives physicians greater ability to diagnose Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition caused by long-term acid reflux, and esophageal cancer.

"Diagnosing and treating these conditions at an early stage dramatically improves the prognosis for successful treatment," said Dr. Sheth, who also serves as Medical Director of the Esophageal Program at UMCP.

Dr. Sheth noted that the NvisionVLE is one of many advanced tools available at UMCP that promote high-quality patient care in the comprehensive Esophageal Program.

To learn more, visit www.princetonhcs.org/esophagealprogram or call 1-888-PHCS4YOU (1-888-742-7496).

NvisionVLE is licensed and manufactured by NinePoint Medical, which is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. NvisionVLE has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for endoscopic imaging.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org