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Solos Endoscopy Enhances MammoView Ductoscope

Made design improvements by replacing the stainless steel tip with a much stronger braided polyimide tip

Solos Endoscopy has made a significant design improvement to its MammoView ductoscope. The company said that in January 2010, it is going to introduce a new ductoscope replacing the stainless steel tip with a much stronger braided polyimide tip.

The MammoView instrument line is designed for breast endoscopy. The MammoView system produces clear video images allowing for direct observation of tremendously confined spaces such as the lining of the mammary ducts. The system allows physicians to perform a variety of procedures with minimal or no discomfort for patients, claims the company.

Bob Segersten, president of Solos Endoscopy, said: “We are pleased with the improvements we have made to our ductoscope. One of the major difficulties in dealing with micro-endoscopes in general is increasing durability without increasing the outer diameter.

“We believe that the braided polyimide tip is superior in durability to both the stainless steel and wire-wrapped tip, while not only maintaining the same outside dimensions but also the same image quality.”