Bronchoscopy

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Bronchoscopy

 

a method of direct examination of the trachea and bronchi by means of a special instrument—the bronchoscope. Bronchoscopy is used for diagnosis and treatment and also for removal of foreign bodies from the trachea and bronchi.

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Highlights for the first quarter include: Olympus projects to increase annual sales of the Xillix LIFE-Lung Fluorescence Endoscopy System by 100 percent in 1998; publication of the Xillix LIFE-Lung Fluorescence Endoscopy System multi-center clinical trial data in the American College of Chest Physician's publication, "Chest" indicating a 530 percent increase in the ability of physicians to localize lung cancer with Xillix technology versus conventional white light bronchoscopy alone; the appointment of Michael Perri to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Clinical tests conducted in major cancer centers in North America, indicated that the Xillix LIFE-Lung Fluorescence Endoscopy System is 171 percent more sensitive in identifying and locating abnormal tissue than conventional white light bronchoscopy alone.
Results from a multi-center clinical trial indicated a 171 percent improvement in the physician's ability to identify and locate suspicious tissue using Xillix LIFE-Lung as an adjunct to white light bronchoscopy, versus conventional white light bronchoscopy alone.