The Gold Standard for Lung Cancer Staging
A Reliable Procedure
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Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a reliable and well-established technique that enables the visualization and sampling of mediastinal, central and hilar lesions and lymph nodes within the tracheobronchial tree.
With the EBUS bronchoscope inserted into the trachea or the esophagus, the accessible lymph node stations can be explored and the lesions outlined while offering you the freedom to select from different EBUS needle lineups and sizes depending on your needs.
First publication with description
of EBUS-TBNA principle
Evolution of lung cancer diagnosis:
EBUS-TBNA samples for molecular testing
recommend EBUS-TBNA as
first testing method for lung cancer8
of studies on EBUS-TBNA
were performed with the Olympus
EBUS system and Olympus needles7
2018: Innovations for EBUS-TBNA –
Expand your possibilities in EBUS-TBNA
The BF-UC190F is the third generation of the reliable Olympus EBUS-TBNA endoscope. It enables enhanced access and control to allow staging and diagnosis of even difficult-to-reach lymph nodes and lesions. 2
This impressive EBUS-TBNA endoscope enables a wider field of application with its compact size while maintaining the large 2.2 mm working channel and the compatibility to the full needle portfolio.
With more functions, better visualization, and enhanced operability, the EU-ME3 high-quality, high-resolution, compact ultrasound processor enables integration with conventional endoscopy on a single workstation. Its advanced features include Tissue Harmonic Echo (THE), Contrast Harmonic EUS (CH-EUS), and Elastography.
The EU-ME3 ultrasound processor is unique in its ability to support a wide range of Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS) procedures, such as EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and radial EBUS for peripheral bronchoscopy procedures.
Olympus is incomparable in offering 19G EBUS-TBNA needle in addition to the 21G, 22G and 25G needles. But now it also provides the second generation of EBUS needles - the ViziShot2.
While the entire portfolio offers the already established safety mechanisms and excellent ultrasound visibility, Olympus now provides a needle for every situation — expanding your possibilities in EBUS-TBNA.
Largest EBUS needle with a 19G diameter with FNA (fine needle aspiration) and FNB (fine needle biopsy) indication.
ViziShot 2 FLEX 19G supports histological sampling for suspected sarcoidosis and lymphoma but also helps to provide more tissue for advanced molecular analyses enabling targeted lung cancer therapy.
Key Evidence and Benefits:
Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a reliable and commonly established technique that enables the visualization and sampling of mediastinal, central and hilar lesions, as well as lymph nodes.
Olympus offers you the EBUS Bronchoscope and the compatible EBUS-TBNA Needles.
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Further clinical references and abstracts are available in the download section.