News | Endoscopes | January 21, 2016

Cook Medical Launches EchoTip ProCore 20 Gage Needle

Cook Medical, EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle, ultrasound endoscope, RSNA 2015

January 21, 2016 — Cook Medical’s Endoscopy clinical division in November announced the introduction of the latest addition to the EchoTip ProCore product line, the EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle with ReCoil Stylet. This needle’s flexible design allows physicians to obtain histological samples from difficult anatomical locations.

The EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle can be used with an ultrasound endoscope for fine needle biopsy (FNB) of submucosal lesions, mediastinal masses, lymph nodes and intraperitoneal masses within or adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. This needle features the ReCoil Stylet, whose automatic recoiling capability helps nurses and technicians more easily manage the stylet, potentially minimizing the risk of contamination.

The EchoTip ProCore product line is designed with a core-trap technology that allows physicians to collect tissue samples during a minimally invasive procedure. The high-definition dimpling pattern on the needle helps physicians visualize the needle under ultrasound.

“You need sufficient quality of material to correctly characterize tumors and conditions,” according to Prof. Marc Giovannini, M.D., Ph.D., Endoscopic Unit, Paoli-Calmettes Institute Marseilles, France. “The EchoTip ProCore [20 gage] needle is a good compromise between the ease of use of a small needle and the quality of sample you can achieve with a bigger needle.”

The device has inspired additional research. Begun earlier this year and scheduled for completion in 2017, the study is titled, “A Multicenter Trial, Comparing a 25G EUS Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Device With a 20G EUS ProCore Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Device (ASPRO).” This international study, coordinated by the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, will compare the diagnostic yields accuracy of the 25 gage vs. the 20 gage Cook Medical needles.

For more information: www.cookmedical.com

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