This model can be used not only for ultrathin bronchoscope insertion training, but also for endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Visualizing ultrasonic bronchoscopy images of lymph nodes embedded in the puncture site enables highly realistic definitive diagnosis of cancer metastases to the hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes, as well as practical training for puncturing the target lymph node. ①
The ultrathin structures of the bronchi in the bronchi main body were reproduced using a special manufacturing method, including the 5th order bronchi (e.g., B1aiα). Ultrathin bronchoscopes can be inserted up to the 5th order bronchi.②
A head model is attached, enabling insertion of the ultrasonic bronchoscope from the oral cavity and confirmation of the bifurcation of the bronchi and esophagus. ③
The bronchi main body and the bronchi-support stand can be easily removed from the black case. ④
The peripheral parts of the three-dimensional bronchi can be fully opened, enabling washing with water following endoscope insertion training. ⑤
The material used is a special silicone rubber. Its elasticity confers a human body-like texture when inserting the bronchoscope. The inside of the bronchi is also similar in color to the human body.