Olympus is releasing two new FDA cleared bronchoscopes for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy. The BF-P190 is meant for work with adult patients and the BF-XP190, a narrower model, is designed for small anatomy bronchoscopy.
The BF-P190 has a 4.2 mm outer diameter and a 2.0 mm instrument channel, while the small anatomy model goes down to 3.1 mm with a 1.2 mm channel. The devices are fully rotatable and the company claims they provide unequaled access for peripheral bronchoscopy. Features in the new Olympus bronchoscopes:
- Rotary Function: Insertion tube rotation of up to 120° left and right effectively reduces hand torque by 82%,[iii]expands access in the periphery of the lungs, and supports easier insertion and positioning of endoscopic devices.
- 210° Tip Angulation: The wide angulation range can be maintained even when an endoscopic device is inserted, making it easier to access difficult-to-reach peripheral areas of the lungs.
- SDTV Imaging: SDTV offers the highest quality imaging available in scopes of similar size. These scopes, in tandem with the EVIS EXERA III platform, offer the first true video system on the market for peripheral and small anatomy bronchoscopy.
- EVIS EXERA III Universal Platform: This powerful imaging system helps facilitate more accurate diagnosis and treatment and also simplifies set up and reprocessing. The system works seamlessly across specialties to provide easier data management and cost efficiencies.