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EVIS EXERA III Video Bronchoscope


  • HDTV
  • NBI
  • Rotation
  • One-touch Connector

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The BF-H190 routine bronchoscope provides high definition images of unprecedented quality in white light and NBI mode.
This new flagship of Olympus diagnostic bronchoscopes features:
- increased upward angulation
- stunning insertion tube rotation function for precise targeting of EndoTherapy instruments
- 2.0 mm working channel
- one-touch connector to the video system

The BF-H190 with incorporated HDTV chip provides brilliant visualisation of the bronchial tree, yet its distal end is only 5.5 mm and its insertion tube is a thin 5.1 mm. The 2.0 mm diameter working channel accommodates instruments including lasers, electro-cautery devices and ultrasonic probes. In NBI mode it is now possible to view twice the visible distance due to the improved performance of the system components. Thus NBI now becomes a really effective observation mode for defining changes in the vascular structure of the mucosa.
The rotatable insertion tube with greater upward angulation maximises maneuverability, while features like the waterproof one-touch connector improve endoscopy suite management and help to protect your investment.

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Stunning HDTV white light imaging performance and improved NBI

Advancing visualisation: The BF-H190 offers HDTV resolution in white light and NBI modes. The system-incorporated pre-freeze function provides sharp still image capture within a fraction of a second.

Insertion tube rotation function and 210° angulation

Advancing maneuverability: The slim insertion tube (5.1 mm diameter, 5.5 mm distal end) has unique rotation function and upward angulation of 210°. This allows good insertion support and precise targeting during sampling. In addition, it offers additional degrees of freedom to perform the procedure in a more comfortable body position.

Fully waterproof endoscope and one-touch connector

The design of the new waterproof connector allows full submersion without a water-resistant cap and eliminates the associated risk of an expensive repair due to accidental immersion of the endoscope. The one-touch connector links the endoscope to the endoscopy system in a single movement and thus minimises the effort required for set-up prior to, and in between cases.

Large high definition bronchoscopic image

The extraordinary image quality of the BF-H190 renders all details of the bronchial tree with superb HDTV sharpness and clarity. Its distal end and insertion tube measure only 5.5 mm and 5.1 mm respectively, making it ideal for routine bronchoscopy.

Narrow Band Imaging capability further increased

NBI is a valuable tool for revealing neoangiogenic changes in the submucosal tissue. NBI capability is now twice the visible distance than before due to the improved performance of the system components. Thus NBI now becomes a really effective observation mode enabling analysis of vascular structures in high contrast.

Improved maneuverability

The unique insertion tube rotation function allows 120° rotation in each direction. This allows precise targeting and biopsy of subsegmental bronchi and evaluation of bronchial subsegments by EBUS miniature probes. This function allows the bronchoscopist to have better body posture in spite of difficult intubating position.

2.0 mm diameter instrument channel

The standard 2.0 mm instrument channel of this bronchoscope accommodates a wide range of EndoTherapy instruments for diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is also compatible with electrosurgical and laser devices.

Scope ID function

The videobronchoscope has a built-in memory chip, allowing scope information to be displayed on the monitor. This enables tracking of video bronchoscopes in the endoscopy unit.

Compatible with reprocessing workflows

The BF-H190 can be embedded into existing cleaning and disinfection workflows, supporting full traceability and documentation of all reprocessing-relevant phases. The scope is also waterproof, making water-resistant caps unnecessary.

Cleaning, drying and storage

The BF-H190 is fully compatible with Olympus ETD washer and disinfectants. In addition, Olympus endoscope drying cabinet provides endoscopes with drying and storage facilities for extended periods under safe conditions.


Olympus endoscopes are able to undergo ETO and plasma sterilisation. For more details on compatible reprocessing, please contact your Olympus representative.

Optical System Field of view 120°
Direction of view Forward viewing
Depth of field 3 - 100 mm
Image quality HDTV
Insertion section Distal end outer diameter 5.5 mm
Insertion tube outer diameter 5.1 mm
Working length 600 mm
Insertion tube rotation function Yes
Instrument Channel Channel inner diameter 2.0 mm
Minimum visible distance 3.0 mm from the distal end
Electro-cautery instrument compatibility   Yes
Laser compatibility   Nd: YAG, 810 nm diode
Compatible EVIS EXERA system   Video system center OLYMPUS CV-190
  Xenon light source OLYMPUS CLV-190
EVIS EXERA III Video Processor CV-190

EVIS EXERA III Video Processor


  • HDTV
  • NBI
  • Ground-breaking resolving power for efficient diagnosis
  • Brighter, more powerful Narrow Band Imaging
  • Outstanding, true-to-life image quality
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EVIS EXERA III Xenon Light Source CLV-190

EVIS EXERA III Xenon Light Source


  • NBI
  • One-touch Connector
  • Brighter, more powerful Narrow Band Imaging
  • Improved ergonomics
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