Ambu offers single-use endoscopy solutions for urology that help you increase your productivity and simplify your workflow. We will build on our offering with more quality single-use endoscopy solutions for urology in the near future.
Environmental impact of single-use vs. reusable cystoscopes
Study compares complete life cycle1
- Transitioning from reusable to single-use can reduce environmental footprint
- Reprocessing of reusable cystoscopes, alone, had greater impact than whole lifespan of aScope 4 Cysto
- Due to lack of manufacturer data for parts of the lifespan other than reprocessing, the environmental impact of reusable cystoscopes was considered close to zero
1Baboudjian, et al., Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes: A Path to Greener Urological Procedures, Euro Uro Focus, 2022 Dec, Epub ahead of print
Single-use efficiency, next level imaging
Ambu® aScope™ 5 Cysto HD combines superior HD image quality with the simplicity and efficiency of a sterile single-use cystoscope solution.
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Results indicate market-readiness for single-use cystoscopes
Urologists and procurement managers worldwide willing to adopt
A total of 415 urologists and procurement managers in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US indicated that they were willing to convert to single-use cystoscopes for almost half of their procedures.
Survey respondents showed willingness to convert to single-use cystoscopes for 44.5% of their cystoscopy procedures.
See the detailed results
The original research paper entitled, Market Readiness for Single-Use Cystoscopes According to Urologists and Procurement Managers Worldwide, was published in Research and Reports in Urology (2021: 13).
Comprehensive overview of the latest peer-reviewed studies
Get an overview of key findings relevant to single-use cystoscopy, with links to the full studies, in the areas of:
- Clinical performance
- Health economics
- Workflow optimisation
- Organisational impact
- Environmental impact
- Patient preferences
Interested in a summary of the evidence dossier?
One-page overview with references summarising important scientific evidence related to single-use cystoscopes.
Scientific conference posters
These non-peer reviewed posters, created by Ambu and distributed at EUGA 2020, offer a quick overview of urologists concerns when it comes to reusable cystoscopes, and how they feel about the single-use alternative.
The first three posters above are based on a survey conducted among 105 urologists divided evenly in the UK, Germany and France. Poster 4 surveyed 53 Japanese urologists. They were a part of the program at EUGA 2020 and UAA 2020.