EBUS-TBNA uses a bronchoscope equipped with ultrasound capabilities (BF-UC180F) to “see” beyond the walls of the airways to detect in real time the precise location of lymph nodes. According to the 2013 ACCP guidelines on lung cancer diagnosis and management, EBUS-TBNA is recommended over surgical staging (mediastinoscopy) as a best first test.*
With more than 1,600 clinical studies using the Olympus EBUS Solution, EBUS-TBNA has proven to provide higher diagnostic yield with greater sensitivity and specificity in lymph nodes ≥5 mm.** The broad line of ViziShot and ViziShot 2 EBUS-TBNA needles have been used in countless procedures since Olympus first introduced EBUS-TBNA to the market more than 15 years ago. Their design has been proven to produce consistent results with a diagnostic yield above 90%.
Olympus continues to advance patient with the launch of the BF-UC190F, the third generation of the reliable Olympus EBUS-TBNA bronchoscope. It enables enhanced access and control to allow staging and diagnosis of even difficult-to-reach lymph nodes and lesions.***
Superior Accuracy and Precision
The advanced real-time technology of Olympus EBUS allows more direct, accurate and efficient sampling, with better access to more nodal stations and smaller size lymph nodes.**
High-resolution, real-time ultrasound imaging enables direct visualization of the EBUS-TBNA needle as it penetrates the lymph node. This facilitates correct capsule-to-capsule technique, which helps to optimize sample collection.
* Detterbeck FC, Zelman Lewis S, Diekemper R, et al. Executive summary: diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013;143(suppl 5):7S-37S.
**Herth FJF, Ernst A, Eberhardt R, et al. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of lymph nodes in the radiologically normal mediastinum. Eur Respir J. 2006;28(5):910-914.
*** Fujino K, Ujiie H, Igai H, Kinoshita T, Lee C, Hindy S, Effat A, Yasufuku K. Human Ex Vivo Lung Evaluation of the Next Generation Convex Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscope. CHEST Journal 2017;152(4):A884.