Diagnostic hysteroscopy with a 3-mm flexible hysteroscope, in fact, does not require any anesthesia.
For diagnostic hysteroscopy, I favor a 3-mm flexible hysteroscope.
Such a choice is irrelevant when a flexible hysteroscope is used because the end of the scope moves freely and flexes up to 110 degrees, allowing for adequate visualization of the cornua and the tubal ostia.
It rarely is necessary to dilate the cervix when using a 3-mm flexible hysteroscope, even in nulliparous or postmenopausal women.
The Ovion technology allows for the use of a flexible hysteroscope
which may minimize patient discomfort during the procedure.
Together, a flexible hysteroscope, monitor, light source, camera, and cart cost S12,000-$15,000 at a minimum.
When flexible hysteroscopes came on the scene in the early 1990s, the quality of the images they produced was quite poor.
Figure 10-5: Flexible Hysteroscope Market (US$), Japan, 2005 - 2015 .
202 Chart 10-2: Rigid Hysteroscope Market, Japan, 2005 - 2015 206 Chart 10-3: Flexible Hysteroscope Market, Japan, 2005 - 2015 .
Not yet released for sale, Galileo is developing a variety of smaller diameter flexible hysteroscopes
For example, facilities in these countries show a preference for rigid hysteroscopes because these devices carry a low cost and can be used for both diagnostic and operative procedures; this makes them more attractive than more expensive flexible hysteroscopes
, which can only be used for diagnostic applications.
In addition to colposcopes, its products include biopsy instruments, ultrasound, video equipment, laser and electro-surgical systems and accessories, cryosurgery equipment, surgical instruments, rigid and flexible hysteroscopes
, bone densitometers and fetal heart monitors.