Boston Scientific is releasing a new disposable digital flexible ureteroscope for diagnosing and treating stones and other issues within the bladder, ureter, and kidneys. Being a single-use device, there’s no need for cleaning and sterilization, reprocessing, and management of the whole process. Moreover, reusable devices frequently break down and need expensive repairs. The LithoVue comes sterilized and pre-calibrated, brand new and ready to go for each procedure.
The device can flex 270° in both directions and focus in on objects between 2mm and 50mm from the CMOS light sensor at the tip.
The LithoVue’s has its own display, but it can also be connected to the operating room’s own displays for more convenient visualization.
The system is now being made available in the U.S., Europe, and New Zealand.
Here’s a promo video for the LithoVue:
Product page: LithoVue Single-Use Digital Ureteroscope…
Source: Boston Scientific…