ScopeControl | The endoscope tester

Quality Assurance and Control

ScopeControl® is a test and measurement device developed by DOVIDEQ medical to verify the quality of rigid endoscopes and securing quality assurance.

By means of fully automated tests, ScopeControl measures and verifies the quality of the endoscope. ScopeControl secures quality management of the endoscopes in use in the operations theatre, improving patient safety and total quality control.

  • Quality assurance and control
  • Perfect view for surgeons
  • Increased patient safety
  • Operational excellence and cost savings
  • Operational excellence and cost savings

Endoscope Testing

ScopeControl is set up for endoscope testing with 6 fully automated test and measurement functions. Each function is designed to verify a specific element of the endoscope under test and provides detailed feedback on quality and usability. By using fully automated endoscope testing, endoscopes are tested under the same conditions and preset specification every time.

The viewing angle of the endoscope under test is measured in reference to the manufactures specifications.

The light fibers of the endoscope under test are measured in Lux and based on light emission.

The field of view is measured in degrees and represents the visible range of the endoscope under test.

The light transmission of the endoscope under test is measured against its manufacturers reference value.

The focus of the endoscope under test is measured in relation to a set reference.

During the colour balance test, the deviation is measured of the endoscope under test in relation to its reference value.

Measurement Reporting

All test results are presented in a measurement report providing valuable details and
visual feedback about the quality of the endoscope.

Visual feedback

ScopeControl stores all endoscope measurement details for later use in defect and repair reports, bus also dedicated management and quality reporting.

The ScopeControls snapshot feature stores pictures made during the endoscope measurement for visual feedback to support evaluation and reporting. By using the collected test and measurement details, information about the performance of the endoscopes under test can be monitored to present history and trend analyses.

Detailed Reporting

All the endoscope measurement and test results are stored in a database for reporting purpose. The reporting engine is designed to build and run reports based on pre-set filters and selections, presenting the details required for dedicated test and measurement reporting.

Also history reports and management reports can be generated to secure quality management. Reports can be viewed on pc-screens or exported to various formats to be used in documentation.

Snapshot

Added to the fully automated tests is a feature called Snapshot. Snapshot takes photos during the endoscope measurement to present the defects in the rod lenses. This provides visual feedback to the ScopeControl operators that can be used during management reporting.

The snapshots from a previous endoscope measurement can be used for specific quality evaluations. For repair and replacement reporting, snapshot provides confirmation about the defects and affected quality.

Testimonials

Ber van Zon - Medical Technology

We have selected ScopeControl to secure the brand-agnostic testing of endoscopes, for its automated testing and reporting.

Jan Wilterdink - CSSD

“The reasons are simple”, says Jan Wilterdink. “For the first time it becomes possible to check and control the quality process of endoscopes. Objective measurements result in improved work processes and high standards for the instruments used during the operations. This is what we need. We like to improve our service from the CSSD to our customer the Operating theatre.”

Guido Kortleven
Guido Kortleven - head of medical instruments and control

This is really the first objective measuring method and results are stored automatically. This helps us to secure procedures conform the MIC committee (minimal invasive surgery) guidelines, says Guido Kortleven, head of medical instruments and control. It reduces costs and is the best tool to avoid defect endoscopes entering the operating theatre.

Michel Vonhof - Medical Technology

With ScopeControl we get to grips with quality management to become compliant with the covenant on safety when using medical technology in our hospital.