The Olympus EBUS Solution

Proven Precision in Real Time


Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) technology from Olympus offers a comprehensive solution for diagnosing and staging of lung cancer. The Olympus EBUS system is a solution recommended for both lymph node sampling and peripheral lesion detection.1

The Gold Standard for Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Staging

Since 2013, EBUS-TBNA has been recognized as the gold standard in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines recommend the least invasive and safest methods for diagnosing lung cancer. The 2013 ACCP guidelines recommend EBUS-TBNA as the best first test over surgery for mediastinal staging Radial EBUS for patients with a peripheral lesion and when tissue diagnosis is required due to uncertainty of diagnosis. The Olympus EBUS Solution is the most clinically studied EBUS-TBNA system with over 15 years of proven performance.
2003 2007 2013 2021
First publication of the
EBUS-TBNA principle.1
EBUS-TBNA samples were evaluated for molecular testing. 2,3
ACCP guidelines recommend EBUS-TBNA as the best
first test for staging the
The next generation of EBUS bronchoscope, the BF-UC190F, is released in the U.S. continuing the Olympus legacy of EBUS-TBNA innovation.
The Next Generation EBUS Bronchoscope
Expanding Your Possibilities in EBUS-TBNA

 The BF-UC190F is the third generation EBUS bronchoscope in the Olympus EBUS Solution. It allows for optimal angulation and an improved approach to difficult-to-reach target sampling sites, enabling enhanced access and control.
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The All-in-One Ultrasound Processor
Designed to Optimize Ultrasound Procedures

The EU-ME2 is a high-quality compact ultrasound processor for use with Olympus endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound equipment that has been designed for integration with conventional endoscopy on a single workstation. With its high resolution and an image display that promotes clear visualization, the EU-ME2 brings real clarity to your EBUS procedures, supporting better detection and characterization of lesions. A variety of new features such as harmonic echo and elastography help to explore the future of ultrasound.
This versatile system allows real-time visualization of the targeted area for precise sampling of lymph nodes and pulmonary lesions. Its unique design supports electronic and mechanical scanning for both curvilinear and radial EBUS in one compact box.
The Widest Range of EBUS-TBNA Needles
Proven Sampling, Precision Redefined

The Olympus EBUS-TBNA needle line has been used in millions of procedures since Olympus first introduced EBUS-TBNA to the market over 15 years ago. The trusted family of ViziShot EBUS-TBNA needles has grown to include ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G, ViziShot 2 21 G, 22 G, 25 G and the original ViziShot needles to help sample even the most difficult lymph nodes.
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Why Choose ViziShot EBUS-TBNA Needles?

Commitment to
Clinical Excellence
The Olympus EBUS Solution using ViziShot EBUS-TBNA needles is the most clinically studied EBUS-TBNA systems with over 15 years of proven performance and over 1,600 clinical publications. Olympus continues to advance patient care by bringing best in class product to the market.
Enhanced Sharpness
for Smoother Sampling
The Olympus ViziShot 2 21 G, 22 G, and 25 G needles offer all of the benefits of the original ViziShot needles now with improved features, including added flexibility and enhanced puncture capabilities
Combining the Biggest Lumen with the Highest Flexibility
With remarkable flexibility and an impressively large inner lumen, the ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G needle further advances the capabilities of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing lung disease and staging lung cancer.

A 25 G needle is something I have always wanted available in our lab. 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.”5

– Ramyar Madhavi, MD

Ramyar Madhavi, MD

The Olympus ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G EBUS-TBNA needle has been a great addition to the armamentarium for linear EBUS bronchoscopy.  There has been discussion across the IP world regarding making the needles bigger vs smaller. When I tested the 19 G needle, my cytopathologists stated that they liked the specimen from this larger gauge needle better, and so I continue to use this needle, almost exclusively. Additionally, the ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G needle is far easier to use.”6

– Jessica Wang Memoli, MD

Jessica Wang Memoli, MD

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2. Nakajima T, Yasufuku K, Suzuki M, Hiroshima K, Kubo R, Mohammed S, Miyagi Y, Matsukuma S, Sekine Y, Fujisawa T: “Assessmentof Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutation by Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.”Chest 2007; 132: 597-602.

3. Nakajima T, Yasufuku K, Suzuki M, Mohamed S, Sekine Y, Shibuya K, Takiguchi Y, Hiroshima K, Kimura H, Fujisawa T: “Chemosensitivity-Related Aberrant Methylation Profiling of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer by Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.” Chest Meeting Abstracts 2007; 132: 466a.

4. De Leyn P1, Dooms C, Kuzdzal J, Lardinois D, Passlick B, Rami-Porta R, Turna A, Van Schil P, Venuta F, Waller D, Weder W, Zielinski M: “Revised ESTS guidelines for preoperative mediastinal lymph node staging for non-small-cell lung cancer.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 May;45(5):787-98.

5. Olympus America, Inc. (2020, July 30). Olympus Launches New EBUS-TBNA Needle for Lung Cancer Staging and Diagnosis [Press release]. Retrieved from

6. Olympus America, Inc. (2020, August). Advancing Lung Cancer Staging & Diagnosis: ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G Fine Needle Biopsy Indication [Media pitch].