EPX-4440HD with FICE

High-Definition Endoscopy (HDe®) Digital Video Processor with FICE and Light Source

The EPX-4440HD high-definition digital video processor (VP-4440HD) with FICE (Flexible spectral Imaging Color Enhancement) and 300 watt xenon light source (XL-4450) is designed to meet the needs of any facility – ambulatory surgery center to academic medical center.

The EPX-4440HD system can be used with our exclusive Double Balloon Endoscopy® System (DBE), 600, 500 and 400 Series endoscopes.

The EPX-4440HD with FICE provides you with the following standard features and benefits:

  • User-friendly menus
    Enhances operability
  • Advanced image technology
    Produces clear images
  • 300 watt xenon primary light source with 500 hour lamp life
    Effective and efficient source of illumination
  • Anti-blur function
    Allows an optimal image to be extracted from multiple images
  • Picture-in-Picture
    Allows the physician to simultaneously view a live and frozen image
  • FICE function
    Enables users to apply image enhancement to emphasize the contrast to a white light endoscopy image
  • Intuitive front panel design
    Easy to identify frequently used buttons
  • Three illumination settings
    Auto/Average/Peak (500 Series only)
  • 75 watt halogen emergency light source
    Provides backup for peace-of-mind


Digital Output HDTV: HD-SDI 1080i (2 ch)
DVI (Digital Video Interface): 1280 x 1024 (2 ch)
Ether-Net: 100/10 Base
Analog Output RGB, Y/C, Composite
Color Setup Brightness, Red, Green, Blue, R-Hue, Chroma (9 steps) Contrast (3 steps)
Shutter Speed 1/60, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400, 1/800
Electronic Zoom 1.05 - 2.00 (depending on endoscope)
Structure Emphasis Hi, Mid, Lo, Off
Tone Hi, Mid, Lo, Off
Iris Average/Peak/Auto
FICE (Multifunction Button) Flexible spectral Imaging Color Enhancement,10 presets
Image Storage CompactFlash Media (CF Card)
Power Rating 120v, 60Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.4" x 4.1" x 18.1"
Weight 21 lbs.

*Indications for Use (VP-4440HD with FICE)

The VP-4440HD unit is used for endoscopic observation, diagnosis, treatment and image recording. It is intended to process electronic signals transmitted from a video endoscope (a video camera in an endoscope). This product may be used on all patients requiring endoscopic examination and when using a Fujinon/Fujifilm medical endoscope, light source, monitor, recorder and various peripheral devices. FICE is an adjunctive tool for gastrointestinal endoscopic examination which can be used to supplement FUJIFILM white light endoscopy. Compatible with 400, 500 and 600 Series Endoscopes. FICE is not intended to replace histopathological sampling as a means of diagnosis.


Lamp Rated Value Main Lamp: 300w Xenon Lamp LMP-002
Emergency Lamp: 75w Halogen Lamp
Light Control Automatic Light Control
Manual also available
Lamp Cooling Method Forced Air Cooling
Air Supply Pump High, Mid, Lo, Off
Light Save On, Off
Transmitted Illumination(XLUM) On, Off
Power Rating 120v, 60Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.4" x 6.1" x 17.7"
Weight 33.1 lbs.


Flexible spectral Imaging Color Enhancement (FICE) is an image processing enhancement technology which generates real-time spectral images from conventional white light images through the use of special processing algorithms. Now available on the VP-4440HD video processor from Fujifilm, it enables users to apply image enhancement to emphasize the contrast to a white light endoscopy image.

How FICE works

FICE extracts spectral images of specific wavelength components from the original full spectral (white light) image through an image processing algorithm, then assigns a spectral wavelength component in the Red (R), Green (G) and Blue (B) spectrums, and displays the enhanced color image.

Unique functions of FICE for enhanced endoscopic examination

Color Enhancement in Image Structure

FICE enhances the color contrast to improve visibility of the structure or anatomic area of interest.

Color Enhancement in Image Structure

Dual Mode – Simultaneous Display of the FICE Image and White Light Image

When Dual Mode is activated, both the FICE image and white light image are displayed on the same monitor, providing additional information for examination.

Simultaneous Recording – FICE Image and White Light Image

While FICE is activated, the EPX-4440HD can simultaneously record both the FICE image and white light image on a CF Card or recording device.

"Picture in Picture" (P in P)

When activated by pressing the freeze button, real-time video is displayed in a small window along with the white light still image, helping users conduct examinations without losing sight of the target in the G.I. tract. The white light still image can be easily switched to the FICE image, leading to more efficient, precise imaging.

FICE Preset Selection with Endoscope Switch

FICE provides the user with ten (10) different presets that each present a different color spectral display (comprised of wavelengths in various color spectrums). These presets may emphasize vasculature and mucosal surface structures of the internal G.I. tract. Use the endoscope button to select up to three presets. You can select the best FICE preset pattern for each examination with a single push of a button.

*Images for feature illustration purposes only

E-Zoom (Electronic Zoom) for a closer view

The E-Zoom feature can be activated by depressing a button on the endoscope. Traditionally, electronic zoom images provided digitally magnified images, but at the expense of additional electronic noise within the image. Now, with the combination of E-Zoom and the 600 Series CMOS endoscopes, physicians can enjoy the benefits of digital magnification with the added clarity provided by the digital CMOS imaging sensor.

EPX-4440HD with FICE