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Olympus Introduces World's Only Fully Rotatable HD Bronchoscopes
Date:5/2/2013

easier data management and cost efficiencies.  The system is compatible with all Olympus endoscopes used in bronchoscopy, endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS), gastroenterology, laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery, urology, anesthesiology and ENT. The flexibility of this widespread platform helps facilities reduce their need for multiple video systems, thereby improving asset management by meeting the needs for endoscopic observation and minimally invasive surgery throughout the hospital.

"The BF-190s represent one of the most significant advancements in bronchoscopes in over eight years," said Luke Calcraft , President of the Medical Systems Group at Olympus America Inc. "We believe that the technology provides unique functionality which, when combined with the brightest, clearest image on the market, has the potential to transform the way bronchoscopies are performed throughout the world."

Olympus is a pioneer in developing innovative solutions to advance the field of bronchoscopy.  According to Thomson Reuters, there were approximately 850,000 bronchoscopies performed in the U.S. in 2010.  In addition, more than 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined, accounting for 27% of all cancer deaths. 

The BF-190 bronchoscopes will be showcased at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Annual Meeting to be held May 4-8 in Minneapolis (booth #1730) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference to be held May 17-22 in Philadelphia (booth #210). Physicians and Surgeons are invited to further explore the benefits of the BF-190 bronchoscopes. 


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