Biliary Tract Visualization System
Mon, 06/16/2008 - 1:11pm
The SpyGlass® System is a single-use, direct visualization system that requires only a single physician operator and provides four-way steerability in a four lumen single-use catheter. The catheter provides two dedicated irrigation channels in addition to a 1.2-mm working channel through which diagnostic and therapeutic devices can be used in the biliary ducts. The system includes a miniature 6,000-pixel fiber optic probe attached to a camera that provides physicians with a direct view of a patient’s bile ducts, overcoming some of the visual challenges of conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) procedures.