Flexible Fiber Bronchoscopes Gain Demand Owing to Higher Functionality

The rising incidences of respiratory diseases and the higher rate of adoption of bronchoscopy treatments in recent times, can be largely be attributed to a rapidly growing population of geriatrics, thereby generating lucrative opportunities of growth for bronchoscope manufacturers worldwide. Moreover, the improvements in healthcare infrastructure across the globe is also anticipated to propel the rise of the bronchoscopes market for the foreseeable future.

The rising incidences of health issues such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial pneumonitis, pulmonary hemorrhage, occupational sarcoidosis, and pulmonary fibrosis, arising from lifestyles is anticipated to generate a steady CAGR of more than 4% as per a recent study by Future Market Insights on the global bronchoscopes market.

Video Bronchoscopes Gain Massive Demand with Healthcare Modernization

With constant innovations by manufacturers, video bronchoscopes, are new variants that are rapidly gaining popularity across the world. This can be attributed to the application of charge-coupled technologies, particularly in large healthcare facilities and outpatient processing centers. Video bronchoscopes are anticipated to hold control over 86% of the total market share through the end of 2019.

Video bronchoscopes are also anticipated to witness a greater rate of demand, which can be attributed to the inclusion of new functionalities such as high definition imaging or narrow band imaging for enhanced visualization processes to gain more accurate reports of abnormalities that may be found within different parts of the lungs.

For example, the new Super Image video bronchoscope range provides healthcare professionals with high resolution imagery, with a wide angle range of view up to 140 degrees, without even resorting to the inbuilt digital zoom, which ensures the delivery of more accurate and detailed diagnosis, with lesser effort.

Similarly, Pentax Medical has collaborated with Hitachi’s medical systems division of Europe to introduce a new video bronchoscope, that is integrated with ultrasound functionalities, that is claimed to greatly enhance high-accuracy endo-brachial visualizations, and optimized safety for patients.

Greater Visual Abilities Promote the Use of Flexible Fiber Bronchoscopes

Flexible fiber-optic modality of bronchoscopes is witnessing widespread use owing to enhanced comfort of the patients and the significant reduction in the amount of anesthesia required during routine bronchoscopy procedures.

Moreover, flexible fiber bronchoscopes are witnessing increased adoption in medical procedures for issues including the removal of foreign objects from the lungs, laser therapy, bronchial dilations, bronchial thermoplasty, and cryotherapy. As a result, flexible fiber variants of bronchoscopes are expected to hold control of nearly 94% of the value share throughout the year 2019.

Flexible optic fiber bronchoscopy can greatly assist a trained healthcare professional to examine and evaluate the tracheobronchial structure of the lung, while simultaneously making it easier to acquire samples such as the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, bronchial biopsies, and bronchial brushings. This helps the physician to efficiently reach a confirmed diagnosis, while improving on the doctor’s decision therapeutic treatments, especially for health conditions such as tuberculosis, or bacterial pneumonia. Researches in the improvement of radiological imaging are anticipated to shape the development of new devices in this line.

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