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The problem: Costly and Inaccurate Diagnosis of Colon Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, only 39% of colorectal cancers are detected at an early stage, which is the optimum time for cure. Clinical studies indicate that effective screening procedures using the WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System can significantly improve conventional diagnosis during colonoscopy.

As demographics shift, and the population ages, the incidence of colorectal cancer is expected to increase substantially. In addition, pressure to reduce the overall cost of healthcare is accelerating. Statistics, therefore, point to increased use of the WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System to aid physicians' diagnoses and save patients' lives.

Current diagnostic methods include techniques that rely upon subjective analysis and human interpretation during colonoscopy, including:
Visual assessment using high-definition video Enhanced imaging interpretation with various techniques that require training and specialized expertise
Preliminary clinical data suggest that WavSTAT technology improves the ability of gastroenterologists to diagnose colon cancer by as much as 40% and can reduce the False Negative rate by up to 93%.

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