Cook Medical is introducing the first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) needle in the United States that can acquire histological samples. The EchoTip ProCore Endobronchial Ultrasound Needle gives physicians the ability to retrieve both cell and tissue samples from lymph nodes or tumors in the pulmonary area. The EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle is a single-use needle that collects cell and tissue samples in order for a physician to diagnose lung cancer and various mediastinal diseases. The needle can be used for fine-needle biopsy of lesions of submucosal and extramural lesions within or adjacent to the tracheobronchial tree or gastrointestinal tract. Prior to the availability of the EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle, tissue samples from the pulmonary area could be obtained only by surgical methods. Minimally-invasive procedures could obtain cell samples only through fine needle aspiration. The EchoTip ProCore EBUS needle is designed with a core-trap technology that allows physicians to collect tissue samples through a minimally-invasive procedure.
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