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Table 1 Features of Single-use and Multiple Use Bronchoscopes

From: Single use and conventional bronchoscopes for Broncho alveolar lavage (BAL) in research: a comparative study (NCT 02515591)

  Multiple Use Bronchoscope Single-use Bronchoscope
Optical Systems Field of View 120° 85°
Direction of View Forward Viewing Forward Viewing
Depth of field 2–100 mm 8–19 mm
Insertion section Distal end outer diameter 4.8 mm 5.4 mm
Insertion tube outer diameter 4.9 mm 5.0 mm
Working length 600 mm 600 mm
Instrument Channel 2.0 mm 2.0 mm
Risk of cross infection Yes No
Potential delay due to cleaning Yes No
Cost Sterilisation
Initial equipment cost
Repeated purchase cost
Portability Depends on location of image processing unit Can be hand held