The unique molded soak trays included with the systems hold a flexible hysteroscope
or cystoscope in the correct position wine using only a half-gallon of disinfectant.
The Ovion technology allows for the use of a flexible hysteroscope
which may minimize patient discomfort during the procedure.
The flexible hysteroscope
coupled with vaginoscopy has enabled hysteroscopy to be done with minimal to no anesthesia in an in-office setting.
When a straight--or even partially curved--dilator cannot traverse the tortuous path of a distorted canal, the small flexible hysteroscope may offer a solution, allowing identification of the anatomic obstruction and visualization of the course of the cervical canal.
The small flexible hysteroscope may help identify obstruction when the cervical canal is distorted
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.
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.
cost about $6,000 more, which prompts many gynecologic surgeons to focus their investment on a rigid scope that can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Not yet released for sale, Galileo is developing a variety of smaller diameter flexible hysteroscopes
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.