Medical device innovation: BF-UC190F endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscope
Olympus AmericaThe BF-UC190F endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscope (EBUS) is Olympus’s latest generation of its endoscopy devices.
The EBUS is used for the diagnosis and standing of lung cancer. It allows optimal angulation and an improved approach to difficult-to-reach target sampling sites for enhanced access and control.
Olympus designed the EBUS with a compact distal tip and increased scope angulation to enhance the maneuverability to reach lymph node stations in the mediastinum and hilum parts of the lung. It was a decreased forward oblique angle of 20º to enable easier endoscopic orientation to allow the operator to keep the endoscopic image in full field of view while navigating the airways during a procedure.
The newer iteration of the EBUS has improved needle orientation with a steeper puncture angle to provide a more perpendicular needle orientation toward the target for smoother target penetration between cartilage rings and other critical vessels.