PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope with accessories (Kowa Scope camera SQ-16 and Kowa Scope lens)

Made:
1979 in Japan
PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope with accessories (Kowa Scope camera SQ-16 and Kowa Scope lens) (gastroscopes)

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PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope with accessories (Kowa Scope camera SQ-16 and Kowa Scope lens), light source, air-water suction unit and case, by Machida, Japan, 1979

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
1979-338
Materials:
control box, steel and stem, plastic
type:
gastroscopes
credit:
Specfield (Medical Equipment) Limited

Parts

Fiber optic gastroscope with accessories

Fiber optic gastroscope with accessories

PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope with accessories by Machida, Japan, 1979


Fibre optic gastroscopes consisted of a tube composed of thousands of small fibres which allow light to be reflected around corners. This meant the tube could bend as it was inserted into the body. Fibre optic gastroscopes were developed in the 1960s and the technology let doctors view the lining of the stomach and intestines. The procedure is called a gastroscopy and it had been attempted since the 1800s. However, it remained uncommon until the technical advances of the twentieth century.

The operation can be done on a conscious patient. The physician looks down the tube, takes photographs, and uses long, thin forceps to take a small biopsy. This is tested in the laboratory. The PFS-F III fibre optic gastroscope was made in Japan by British company Specfield Limited.

Measurements:
overall: 130 mm x 1300 mm 0.988 kg
Materials:
steel , plastic , rubber (unidentified) and paper (fibre product)
Object Number:
1979-338/1
type:
gastroscope
Case for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope by Machida

Case for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope by Machida

Case for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope by Machida, Japan, 1979

Materials:
control box, steel and stem, plastic
Object Number:
1979-338/3
type:
instrument case
Accessories for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope

Accessories for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope

Kowa Scope camera SQ-16 and Kowa Scope lens, accessories for PFS -F III fiber optic gastroscope, in original packaging.

Materials:
plastic and steel
Object Number:
1979-338/8
type:
gastroscopes