Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto:
Leading the Evolution in Single-Use Urology
No Reprocessing. No Availability Issues.
A voluntary recall and urgent field safety notice have been issued instructing customers to discontinue high-level disinfection and, in some cases, liquid chemical sterilization of some flexible urological endoscopes. The notice lists 28 products, including flexible cystoscopes and ureteroscopes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration followed with a letter to healthcare providers detailing the recall and underscoring the reprocessing recommendations. Customers without access to “an appropriate sterilization method” are being asked to discontinue the use of these endoscopes and return them.
What’s a urology department or outpatient urology center to do?
There’s no better time than right now to make the switch to single-use. With Ambu’s aScope 4 Cysto, there’s no reprocessing and no availability issues for your next procedure.
Developed by the world leader in single-use endoscopy, the aScope™ 4 Cysto adds to the impressive innovation legacy of Ambu®. When combined with the portable 12.8” aView™ 2 Advance HD monitor, this flexible cystoscopy platform provides an effective solution for procedures across various clinical settings.
Dr. Michael A. Palese, Chair, Dept. of Urology at Mount Sinai in New York, performs a stent removal procedure with the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto single-use, flexible endoscope.
Dr. Seth Bechis, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology in San Diego, performs a bladder cancer surveillance using the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto.
Dr. Srinivas Vourganti, a urologist in Chicago, performs a difficult catheter placement at a patients bedside using the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto single-use, flexible endoscope.
Dr. Michael Kennelly, urologist, performs a Botox procedure for an overactive bladder with the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto single-use, flexible endoscope.
Dr. Obi Ekwenna, Kidney Transplant Surgeon and Urologist from Ohio, performs a kidney transplant stent pull with the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto.
See more of the aScope Cysto in action.
View five clinical procedure videos below.
The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto performs a stent removal with a grasper. Its exceptional optics and functionality are on display.
Remarkable image quality as the Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto performs needle injections to treat an overactive bladder.
The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto’s exceptional optics and maneuverability are evident in this bladder surveillance.
The Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto detects bladder diverticulum.
A urologist surveys for bladder cancer with the Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto. The single-use cystoscope offers outstanding maneuverability and image quality.
aScope 4 Cysto is portable and always available
From the outpatient clinic to inpatient consult procedures, you can take the lightweight single-use cystoscope and portable monitor under your arm to the Emergency Room or ICU. No locating and moving a heavy tower – and when you're done, you simply dispose of the scope.
Discover your future with the aScope 4 Cysto instead of your current reusable cystoscope
Reusable flexible cystoscopes
Ambu aScope 4 Cysto
|Time spent scrubbing scopes after each procedure||Productive procedure days including biopsy, Botox®, stents|
|Repetitive leak testing||Satellite offices performing cystoscopy without reprocessing constraints|
|Scheduling repairs frequently||Consistent performance without deterioration over time|
|Changing/ordering noxious chemicals||Greater transparency and certainty in compliance|
Budget optimization and capital savings
Now you can eliminate all planned and unplanned expenditures such as service, repairs, scope capital/loaners, reprocessing chemicals, and shipping costs. Direct your budget to resources that directly streamline patient treatment and revenue.
The aView 2 Advance HD Monitor captures images and videos so you can easily share them with patients. The aScope 4 Cysto platform enables you to perform cystoscopies at convenient satellite clinic locations.
Duke Study Favors aScope Cysto for Standard of Care
A recent independent study conducted at Duke University Hospital found that the aScope Cysto demonstrated superior flexion and comparable optics to reusable scopes already being used in hospital urology departments. Dr. Michael Lipkin, a urologist in Durham, NC, and one of the study’s authors, set out to assess key technological capabilities of single-use and reusable cystoscopes and rendered single-use—and more specifically, the aScope Cysto—as better than the current standard of care.
LISTEN to the singleuseendoscopy.com Endoscopy Insights Podcast as Dr. Lipkin discusses the findings: