Pentax FB-19H Medical Bronchoscope
The Pentax FB-19H Medical brand continues to be recognized for delivering cost-effective products of exceptional quality and durability. The Pentax FB-19H is ergonomically designed and light weight to enhance user experience.
Pentax FB-19H Features:
- Field of view – 90⁰
- Insertion Tube diameter – 6.2 mm
- UP angulation – 160⁰
- DOWN angulation – 100⁰
- Working Length – 55 cm
- Channel size – 2.0 mm
Health problem addressed
Devices that are introduced at the nose or mouth to observe distal branches of the bronchi. Through working channels in the bronchoscope, the physician can sample lung tissue (e.g., when pulmonary malignancies are suspected), instill radiographic media for bronchographic studies, perform laser therapy, remove foreign objects, suction sputum for microbiological culturing, insert catheters, and perform diffi cult intubations.
These devices consist of a proximal housing, a fl exible insertion tube ranging from 0.5 to 7.0 mm in diameter, and an “umbilical cord” connecting the light source and the proximal housing. The proximal housing, which is designed to be held in one hand, typically includes the eyepiece (fi beroptic models only), controls for distal tip (bending section) angulation and suction, and the working channel port.
Principles of operation
The bronchoscope (either fl exible or rigid) is inserted into the airways, usually through the mouth or nose. Sometimes the bronchoscope is inserted via a tracheostomy. Rigid bronchoscopes are used for the removal of foreign bodies while fl exible video bronchoscopes are intended to provide images of a patient’s airways and lungs. Images provided by the bronchoscope can be focused by adjusting the ocular on the scope’s proximal housing. A video bronchoscope uses a charge-coupled device (CCD) located at the distal tip of the scope to sense and transmit images, replacing the image guide and eyepiece. These images can then be recorded, printed, stored on digital media, or transmitted to another location for simultaneous viewing.