TXI: The New White Light
Early detection is critical for cancer prevention and decreasing mortality. 1 However, precursor lesions are often tiny and easy to overlook.
TXI technology 2 aims to enhance the visibility of potentially suspicious tissue, which includes inflammations, flat or depressed lesions, using a white-light imaging effect that improves the color, structure and brightness.
By supporting better visibility of potential lesions, TXI aims to contribute to higher detection rates.
Texture and Color Enhancement Imaging
The incoming image is split and the texture and brightness are enhanced before the separate images are merged back together. Additional color enhancements are made to more clearly define subtle tissue differences.
1 American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019; p 15;
available at https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2017-2019.pdf.
2 Tomoya Sato, “TXI: Texture and Color Enhancement Imaging for Endoscopic Image Enhancement“, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2021, Article ID 5518948, 11 pages, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5518948