The Gold Standard for Lung Cancer Staging
A Reliable Procedure
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-UC290F 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.
The EU-ME2 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.
Olympus offers a 19G EBUS-TBNA needle in addition to the 21G and 22G needles. But now the second generation of EBUS needles, ViziShot 2, are also available. 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.
Improved sample size for enhanced diagnostic capabilities and targeted lung cancer therapy.
Key Evidence and Benefits:
EBUS-TBNA has proven to be of great value not only for lymph node staging (N-staging) but also for the strategic use of cytology and histology samples for molecular analysis. The acquired specimen can be used to obtain a reliable diagnosis as well as for cell-block preparation, immunochemistry, and molecular studies.
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