Urology

Ambu offers single-use endoscopy solutions for urology that help you increase your productivity and simplify your workflow

Single-use endoscopy solutions for urology procedures

Ambu is the largest and most experienced supplier of innovative single-use endoscopes in the world. We will build on our offering with more quality single-use endoscopy solutions for urology in the near future.

Ambu® aScope 4 Cysto

Helps you take control of your cystoscopy schedule and be more productive.

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Next-generation Cystoscope

Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use high-resolution cystoscope in 2022.

Ureteroscope

Ambu will launch a sterile, single-use digital flexible ureteroscope in 2022.

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.

What are the main drivers for single-use adoption?

Statistical analysis of the survey responses indicated that respondents who anticipated a significantly higher conversion rate tended to be those who currently experience issues that single-use cystoscopes  would address. 

Market drivers – single-use benefits include:

  • Continuous availability
  • Sterility 
  • Cost-transparency 

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). 

Read the publication

 

A straightforward procedure with the aScope 4 Cysto solution

Always available

The single-use aScope 4 Cysto solution is easy to take with you – wherever and whenever you need it. The cystoscope and Ambu® aView 2 Advance monitor are lightweight, portable and simple to set up. You can place the HD monitor in a convenient position, take images and videos, and go over the results later with the patient or colleagues.

Excellent imaging

When you combine the new single-use Ambu aScope 4 Cysto with the portable 12.8” HD Ambu aView 2 Advance monitor, you get clear and sharp imaging every time. Because the cystoscope is single-use, there is no wear and no degradation of image quality. 

Learn more about aView 2 Advance 
Learn more about aScope 4 Cysto 

Facts and numbers

Key take-aways
One-page overview with references summarising important scientific evidence related to single-use cystoscopes.
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Clinical Evidence Dossier
Detailed summaries of published peer-reviewed studies on infection control, performance and health economics related to the aScope 4 Cysto single-use cystoscope.
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aScope 4 Cysto:
100% plastic neutral in Europe and Latin America

A partnership with Plastic Bank® will prevent over 100 tons of plastic from entering the ocean. The quantity corresponds to the amount of plastic used in all of the Ambu single-use aScope products in EMEA and Latin America throughout the year.
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FDA news release on infections associated with reusable urological endoscopes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues possibly associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes.

Read the full report here

What do urologists think of aScope 4 Cysto?

Initial physician evaluations highly positive

aScopeTM 4 Cysto was adopted by over 100 hospitals across the US in less than 150 days since its release in March. We asked 31 urologists at 12 of those sites to evaluate our new single-use cystoscope after performing procedures. 

This report summarizes clinicians’ highly positive evaluations of:

  • Overall scope and monitor performance 
  • Image quality
  • Bending capability

The rapid acceptance and promising initial clinical evaluations suggest significant benefits for adopters of this single-use cystoscopy solution.

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Procedures

See short videos in which urologists perform procedures with the single-use aScope 4 Cysto endoscope.

Stent removal 
Dr. Palese performs a cystoscopy with stent pull

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Botox procedure
Dr. Kennelly performs a botulinum toxin injection

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Catheter placement procedure
Dr. Vourganti performs a difficult catheter placement

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Bladder Cancer Surveillance
Dr. Bechis performas a Bladder Cancer Surveillance

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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. 

EUGA
Survey results:
Market readiness
European urologists showed an interest in converting from conventional reusable to single-use cystoscopes. 
See poster

EUGA
Survey results:
Cross-contamination
Almost half of the 105 urologists surveyed were concerned about patient cross-contamination linked to reusable cystoscopes. 
See poster

EUGA
Survey results:
Bottlenecks 
89 of the 105 urologists involved reported having to wait for cystoscopes to become available, and the majority also reported a deterioration of image quality and/or manoeuvrability.
See poster

UAA
Reusable cystoscope issue in Japan
Most of the 53 Japanese urologists surveyed had experienced issues with reprocessing, and almost one third had experienced availability issues.
See poster

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.

ISPOR
Poster: Cystoscopy device-associated adverse events
Thematization analysis: Most common adverse events related to patient infection and positive microbiological tests
See poster

Articles on singleuseendoscopy.com

Resources from around the web

Evidence-based content for GU oncology & urology
UroToday

Analysis of key advances in techniques, treatments & practice management
Urology Times

Best practices and know-how from urological associations
EAU
AUA
UAA

About Ambu solutions for urology

Ambu is the world's largest supplier of single-use endoscopy solutions. Our solutions for urology offer:

  • Consistent quality because you get a brand-new endoscope for every procedure
  • A solution that is always available and easy to transport 
  • A way to eliminate the need for reprocessing, costly repairs and the risk of cross-contamination

Learn about Ambu aScope 4 Cysto

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