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A 25 G needle is something I have always wanted available in our lab. From our point of view, the needle tip is sharper; it handles easily and provides a more than adequately sized, high-quality specimen. Having this needle allows me to feel more comfortable when proceeding with EBUS on patients for whom discontinuing anticoagulant therapy is not an option.”5
– Ramyar Madhavi, MD
The Olympus ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G EBUS-TBNA needle has been a great addition to the armamentarium for linear EBUS bronchoscopy. There has been discussion across the IP world regarding making the needles bigger vs smaller. When I tested the 19 G needle, my cytopathologists stated that they liked the specimen from this larger gauge needle better, and so I continue to use this needle, almost exclusively. Additionally, the ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G needle is far easier to use.”6
– Jessica Wang Memoli, MD
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5. Olympus America, Inc. (2020, July 30). Olympus Launches New EBUS-TBNA Needle for Lung Cancer Staging and Diagnosis [Press release]. Retrieved from https://medical.olympusamerica.com/articles/olympus-launches-new-ebus-tbna-needle-lung-cancer-staging-and-diagnosis.
6. Olympus America, Inc. (2020, August). Advancing Lung Cancer Staging & Diagnosis: ViziShot 2 FLEX 19 G Fine Needle Biopsy Indication [Media pitch].