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RDI: The Safeguard for Endoscopic Therapy

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious challenge, involving considerable mortality of 5-15% and high management costs.1,2 Consequently, prevention of complications is crucial.

RDI is designed to enhance the visibility of deep blood vessels and bleeding sources.

Easier identification of bleeding spots makes hemostasis quicker and easier. This helps to reduce the stress of the physician during endoscopic therapy.

Red Dichromatic Imaging

RDI works by employing specific green, amber and red wavelengths. The latter two penetrate deep into the mucosa, enabling the visualization of deep blood vessels. In case of acute bleeding, RDI increases the contrast between highly concentrated and diluted blood, thereby clearly visualizing the bleeding point.

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1 Lanas et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104: 1,633-1,641. 2 Parker et al. J Med Econ 2011; 14: 279v-287.

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