3 Things Your Patients Should Know About Endoscopic Tattooing (Before the Colonoscopy)

In 2018, the American Cancer Society projects there will be nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer, and colonoscopies will play a vital role in diagnosing those cases. Though patient awareness of this procedure has grown significantly in recent years, in part to efforts like Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, there’s still plenty of education to be done around its importance. That includes educating patients about the need for future follow-up colonoscopies and the role endoscopic tattooing plays in ensuring endoscopists are consistently monitoring their health.

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Introducing Spot® Ex Endoscopic Tattoo

Recently published data highlights that colon cancer is becoming more common among younger patients (Siegel 2017), and new clinical guidelines have been released that recommend tattooing all lesions that need to be followed-up at future colonoscopy or surgery (Ferlitsch 2017).

Today, we’re proud to introduce our latest advance to combat these trends and implement these new guidelines — Spot® Ex Endoscopic Tattoo, available in the United States. The new Spot Ex Endoscopic Tattoo provides a permanent tattoo, enabling a lifetime of patient follow-up. Spot Ex is much darker than the current Spot product, making the tattoo easier-to-find and helping endoscopists and surgeons manage time and productivity pressures. 

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