Olympus launches new EBUS-TBNA needle for lung cancer staging, diagnosis

July 31, 2020 – Olympus (Center Valley, PA) launched the ViziShot 2 25 G needle for Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The device is part of the Olympus EBUS Solution which offers a comprehensive solution for diagnosing and staging lung cancer. The Olympus EBUS system is the only solution recommended for both lymph node sampling and peripheral lesion detection, the company says. The ViziShot 2 25 G, is the smallest gauge size of the Olympus EBUS-TBNA needle portfolio.

Benefits of the smaller lumen and enhanced design features of the 25 G needle include:

  • High Quality Samples
  • Increased Accessibility during EBUS-TBNA
  • Improved Puncture Capabilities
  • Clear Target Visualization

“A 25-gauge needle is something I have always wanted available in our lab,” said Ramyar Madhavi, MD of Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. “From our point of view, the needle tip is sharper; it handles easily and provides a more than adequately sized, high-quality specimen. Having this needle allows me to feel more comfortable when proceeding with EBUS on patients for whom discontinuing anticoagulant therapy is not an option.”

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