Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and EBUS-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been incorporated into the clinical routine as the gold standard procedure, replacing more invasive methods, for staging lung cancer and evaluating other pulmonary diseases.
The unmatched combination of PENTAX Medical EB19-J10U with Hitachi ultrasound systems provides a unique solution for accurate diagnosis and staging of lung diseases. State-of-the-art technology from both companies, PENTAX Medical and Hitachi, ensures the highest imaging performance with crystal clear image quality for precise visualization of the airway wall, surrounding lymph nodes, and adjacent structures.
Together, Hitachi and PENTAX Medical provide a combined clinical solution for physicians to clearly visualize and increase the detection of abnormalities, successfully enabling endosonographical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the benefit of patients.
Strong synergies between products, highly-specialized application expertise, professional training and education, as well as expert service combine into a unique solution to meet customers’ sophisticated requirements.
Clear ultrasound and endoscopic images result in improved sensitivity for diagnosis.
Hitachi’s advanced imaging modalities contribute additional diagnostic information.
The largest range of EBUS/EUS compatible ultrasound systems - from budget class to high specialization.
Image settings can be optimized for each individual user in real-time on-site.
The wide range of additional ultrasound probes for complementary imaging in pulmonology departments completes the EBUS solution.
Training programs provide the highest standard of professional education across a range of skill levels, from basic to expert.
The PENTAX Medical Ultrasound Video Bronchoscope EB19-J10U is designed to improve diagnostic outcomes. It features crystal clear ultrasound imaging to support diagnostic accuracy, contributes to a smooth facilitation of the EBUS-TBNA, and is ergonomically designed for ease of operation and high working comfort.
Offers state-of-the-art ultrasound image quality for clear visualization of the airway wall, surrounding lymph nodes, and adjacent structures. It supports orientation and navigation in the airways by the sharpened HD endoscopic view.
The combination of an outstanding ultrasound imaging and an enlarged working channel contribute to an accurate and easier real-time ultrasound-guided trans-bronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the diagnosis and staging of lung diseases with the use of a wide range of needles.
Optimal working comfort for users and high patient tolerance provided by the small ultrasound transducer, the slim endoscope outer diameter and the unique ergonomics of the control body.
Since Hitachi’s incorporation more than 100 years ago, its principles have been based on developing superior, inventive technology and products that contribute to society. Following this credo, Hitachi has been committed to delivering outstanding and pioneering medical imaging solutions, based on the group’s expertise and technical know-how. Understanding today’s healthcare challenges, Hitachi is dedicated to providing cutting-edge innovations that meet clinician and patient needs.
The Hitachi ultrasound systems range from budget class to high specialization, meeting the needs of each individual customer. All of these systems benefit from Hitachi’s technological thought leadership. Hitachi’s extensive range of transducers incorporates a diverse selection of specialist probes, allowing to cover almost every imaging need.
High definition dynamic Tissue Harmonic Imaging (HdTHI) / dynamic Tissue Harmonic Imaging (dTHI)
(Flow Mapping Technology)
Benefit from Hitachi’s wide range of complementary ultrasound transducers, allowing for application in different areas of clinical use, such as:
The compact DEFINA EPK-3000 video processor offers state-of-the-art HD imaging for detection of epithelial changes. This is supported by i-scan, which is a digital image enhancement endoscopy technology and a virtual endoscopy tool. Easily operated with just the touch of a button, it offers rapid imaging results and real-time processing. This i-scan technology guides the user to the area that needs to be biopsied and supports the user in determining the area to be treated.
The European guideline recommends the combined use of the EBUS endoscope for endobronchial and esophageal endosonography for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer.*
In line with this guideline, the intended use of the PENTAX Medical EB19-J10U was expanded to endobronchial and esophageal endosonography which allows the user to perform a combined EBUS-TBNA and EUS-(B)-FNA procedure with only one ultrasound endoscope.
EBUS performed with PENTAX Medical EB19-J10U in the airways showing EBUS-TBNA of lymph node station 7 from right main bronchus.
EUS-B esophageal approach using the EBUS endoscope of PENTAX Medical EB19-J10U showing lymph node station 7.
EUS-(B) in the esophagus performed with PENTAX EG-3270UK showing multiple lymph nodes.
* “Combined endobronchial and esophageal endosonography for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline, in cooperation with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)” Peter Vilmann, Paul Frost Clementsen, Sara Colella, Mette Siemsen, Paul De Leyn, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Felix J. Herth, Alberto Larghi, Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros, Cesare Hassan, Laurence Crombag, Daniël A. Korevaar, Lars Konge, Jouke T. Annema