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.
Clinical performance of Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto
How do urologists rate the Ambu single-use cystoscope?
This white paper conveys the results of urologist evaluations of aScope 4 Cysto after performing cystoscopies.
The white paper:
- Is based on feedback from 380 urologists in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong
- Summarises urologists’ perceptions of image quality, manoeuvrability, navigation and overall performance
- Indicates a high level of satisfaction among urologists worldwide
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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.
The First UK experience with single-use disposable flexible cystoscopes
An in-depth cost analysis, service delivery and patient satisfaction rate with the Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto
A new study by Wong A et al. (2021) concluded that the Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto was cost saving by £31.10 within this department and was preferred by 95% of patients who took part in the study.
About the article
- Published in Journal of Endoluminal Endourology
- The study compared using Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto to perform flexible cystoscopies in 20 patients prospectively against traditional flexible cystoscopes in 20 patients retrospectively
- Preference towards the single-use cystoscope may have been due to the portability, simple set up and excellent image quality allowing for use in inpatients, outpatients and within an emergency setting.
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
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).
A straightforward procedure with the aScope 4 Cysto solution
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.
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.
Facts and numbers
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.
See short videos in which urologists perform procedures with the single-use aScope 4 Cysto endoscope.
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.
Articles on singleuseendoscopy.com
Resources from around the web
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