3. Boston Scientific
SpyGlassBoston Scientific’s SpyGlass is a direct visualization system that is used for cholangiopancreatoscopy. It is designed to optimize procedural efficiency and productivity because of its improved ease of setup, ease of use and image quality, according to the company.
It features a single-use scope that eliminates optical probe reprocessing and reduces risk of cross-contamination and image degradation over multiple uses. The integrated digital sensor features higher resolution image quality and 60% wider field of view for efficient evaluation of ducts with consistent articulation direction and accessory exit point. It also has a dedicated irrigation and aspiration connection that enables greater physician control to efficiently clear field of view. The tapered catheter tip has an atraumatic design that can assist with cannulation and traversing tight strictures, according to the company.
SpyGlass offers enhanced visualization and access for diagnostic and therapeutic applications like biliary system cancer, pancreatic cancer, bills duct cancer, gallbladder cancer, intraductal pancreatic mucinous tumor, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas, gallstones, primary sclerosis cholangitis, pancreatitis, pancreatic stones/debris, biliary papillomatosis and indeterminate pancreatic strictures and masses.