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The KARL STORZ SILVER SCOPE® Series

The KARL STORZ SILVER SCOPE® series offers three variants that covers the most common applications in the upper gastrointestinal tract:
Firstly, the standard gastroscope for the daily routine; secondly, the medium gastroscope with a greatly reduced outer diameter for routine examinations as well as stenoses and pediatric use; thirdly, an interventional dual-channel gastroscope for more demanding interventions, heavy bleeding and emergency gastroscopy. 
The innovative duodenoscope has been enhanced with regard to hygiene aspects and now includes a sterile single-use Albarran module (HYDOME® system). 
In the field of colonoscopy, KARL STORZ offers a selection of lengths – from the 40 cm rectoscope to the sigmoidoscope and standard lengths. The graduated rigidity and progressive insertion characteristics of the colonoscope insertion tube ensure optimal advancement. 

All endoscopes of the SILVER SCOPE® series offer the following characteristics:

  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation:

    – CLARA: Homogeneous illumination
    – CHROMA: Contrast enhancement
    – SPECTRA*: Spectral color shift and color exchange

  • Homogeneous image brightness
  • LED illumination and air or CO2 insufflation included with the CO2MBI® LED light source
  • Nine functions on three individually programmable function keys
  • Deflection up to 210° with a small bending radius for gastroscopes as well as colonoscopes
  • Full upward and downward compatibility with KARL STORZ video processors  and light sources
  • The modular system of the IMAGE1 S™ platform allows interdisciplinary work


* SPECTRA: Not for sale in the U.S.

SILVER SCOPE® Gastroscopes

The flexible routine gastroscope

  • The routine gastroscope is a reliable instrument for everyday use in gastroenterology. The 2.8 mm working channel allows the use of all corresponding instruments for diagnosis and intervention. 
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°

The medium gastroscope for standard and pediatric use and in case of stenosis

  • Elegant 7.8 mm outer diameter with 2.8 mm working channel
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°

Interventional Gastroscope with Two Working/Suction Channels

  • For interventional and emergency gastroscopy
  • Two working channels, 2.8 mm and 3.8 mm in diameter
  • Additional water jet channel that is accessible for brush cleaning
  • Complex procedures can be performed with two instruments simultaneously and simultaneous suction through both channels is possible

The Innovative HyDome® Duodenoscopy System: The Answer to Therapeutic and Hygiene Challenges

  • The HyDome® system with the sterile single-use Albarran module makes it easy to maintain hygiene standards in ERCP
  • Positioning of the HyDome® Albarran module with just one click
  • The combination of an Albarran channel that is easily accessible for cleaning with brushes and the sterile Albarran module makes this system unique
  • Neither the Albarran lever nor the pull wire pose a risk of cross-contamination

SILVER SCOPE® Colonoscopes

  • Available in five working lengths from 800 mm to 1600 mm
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°
  • Different outer diameters of the insertion sheath combined with different working channel sizes with or without additional water jet channel
  • Possible to clean water jet channel with a brush

Slim Colonoscopes, also Suitable for Pediatric Applications

  • Elegant 11.2 mm outer diameter with 3.4 mm working channel
  • Enhanced endoscope flexibility for greater patient comfort
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°
  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation:
    • CLARA: Homogeneous illumination
    • CHROMA: Contrast enhancement
    • SPECTRA*: Spectral color shift and color exchange
  • CO2 insufflation prevents postoperative pain
  • Possible to clean water jet channel with a brush
  • Available in three different lengths



* SPECTRA: Not for sale in the U.S.

KARL STORZ TROIDL SILVER SCOPE® Flexible Rectoscope

The flexible TROIDL SILVER SCOPE® rectoscope enhances the field of rectoscopy with the benefits and possibilities of flexible videoendoscopy.

Special Features:  

  • Working length of 40 cm ensures easy handling
  • Up to 210° inversion improves visualization and, consequently, diagnostic and therapeutic options thanks to forward and retrograde viewing
  • Field of application especially suited for surgical conditions and procedures in the rectal area
  • Fatigue-free work thanks to ergonomically shaped control unit
  • Possibility to combine rigid and flexible endoscopy thanks to modular IMAGE1 S™ camera platform

IMAGE1 S™ – As Individual as your Requirements

IMAGE1 S™ is the core technology of the KARL STORZ gastroenterology system: Efficient, innovative and brilliant. Through color adjustments, the image quality was tailored to the special needs in gastroenterology. Combining the camera and light source via the KARL STORZ Communication Bus (SCB) guarantees consistent, optimal illumination of both deep spaces and the near range.

  • Modular system for both flexible and rigid endoscopy
  • Three innovative visualization technologies for easy tissue differentiation: CLARA, CHROMA and SPECTRA*
  • Side-by-side view allows real-time comparison of the white light image and visualization modes
  • Automatic light source control
  • Multiple source management: Simultaneous control, display, documentation of image information from two connected image sources (e.g., for hybrid interventions)

* SPECTRA: Not for sale in the U.S.

CO2mbi® LED Cold Light Fountain

  • Two-in-one solution combines a LED light source and air/CO2 insufflator in one unit
  • Long LED module service life provides significant cost reductions
  • Manually adjustable light intensity
  • Optimal light yield with high-efficiency LED
  • CO2 insufflation for greater patient comfort
  • Choice of three insufflation modes: 100% CO2 mode, regular room air, CO2 /air mode
  • Integrated pump with two power levels for rapid insufflation
  • Display with interactive icons
  • Touch screen can also be controlled with wet gloves

TELE PACK X GI

  • Portable all-in-one system combines a monitor, video processor, LED light source, documentation unit and insufflation pump in one unit
  • The high level of integration provides flexibility and independence
  • For use in the emergency room, intensive care unit and outpatient settings, e.g., in nursing homes/rehab
  • Compatible with all current KARL STORZ SILVER SCOPE® endoscopes
  • A light cable adaptor allows the unit to be used with rigid endoscopes
  • Network function can be integrated as a software update in all inventory systems

AUTOCON® III ARGON

Module for argon-enhanced surgery

The AUTOCON® III ARGON module, in conjunction with the AUTOCON® III 300 or AUTOCON® III 400 HF generators, offers the possibility of argon-enhanced surgery for non-contact coagulation and cutting. In combination with the AUTOCON® III high frequency generator, an electrical plasma beam is produced that is particularly well suited for the targeted coagulation of large-scale bleeding.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Fast and non-contact coagulation of large-scale surfaces without tissue adhesion to the electrode and with optimal protection against perforation
  • Easy connectivity to the AUTOCON® III 300 and AUTOCON® III 400 generators provides maximum user comfort thanks to high-resolution touch display
  • Clear visibility and less odor nuisance due to smoke-free coagulation

Flexible Accessories and Instruments for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use in Gastroenterological Endoscopy

MTP-brand KARL STORZ products

KARL STORZ offers a wide range of single-use products for daily use in gastroenterology.

  • Standard papillotomes as well as dual-lumen and triple-lumen papillotomes for any user preference. Triple-lumen papillotomes for the use of guide wires and the application of contrast agents in separate channels
  • Biopsy forceps with sheath to reduce frictional resistance in the channel and to protect the channel entrance
  • Biopsy forceps without spike for optimal tissue yield
  • Biopsy forceps with spike for better grip in hard-to-access areas, such as in case of esophageal stricture

The New Cleaning Brush Range for Single Use

The perfect match: Custom-fit brushes for all endoscope sizes

This new, innovative portfolio offers single-use cleaning brushes that are custom-fit for all working channel lengths and diameters. Consequently, excellent cleaning results and greater patient safety is guaranteed.

The most important product features at a glance:

  • Enhanced hygiene safety
    • Brush surface larger than conventional cleaning brushes
    • Innovative brush filament design for the removal of both coarse and fine impurities lowers risk of biofilm formation
  • Thin-lumen cleaning brushes feature two proximal but no distal brush heads to make insertion through the working channel easier
  • Working channel-friendly product design

Medium Gastroscope for Standard and Pediatric Applications

  • Elegant 7.8 mm outer diameter with 2.8 mm working channel
  • Also suitable for pediatric use
  • Ergonomic handle for fatigue-free working
  • Excellent deflection up to 210°
  • Three programmable function keys with 6 individually adjustable functions
  • Full upward and downward compatibility with KARL STORZ video processors and light sources