Monday, March 05, 2007

Bronch equipment

Our hospital is looking into updating the bronch equipment. We have tested the Pentax and the Olympus equiment and are waiting for bids.
What equipment do you use at your facility? What has your experience been with either (or both)?

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Arenberg said...

We just changed from Pentax to Olympus, and we have had some trouble with Olympus...both technical, and customer service, in terms of them getting us loaner scopes when ours need repair. We have had a long sit down with Olympus reps in order to get this straightened out, and they have pledged to fix the problems, but we NEVER had this trouble with pentax. Also, Pentax will be coming out in a year or so with an EBUS scope that is truly video based, and not fiberoptic. Both are big companies, and will fix problems as they arise, if they do, but in the first ten months of our Olympus contract, I have not been impressed.

Anonymous said...

We have had a similar issue with the Olympus rep who is not as responsive as the Pentax rep (GI has Pentax equipment) and almost acts like they don't need our business...

Jeebs Goldman said...

We have the same problem at our hospital. Currently we are using the Snapjones 2000 scope and have encountered multiple problems. We switched from Olympus about 3 years ago because of the same issues. I will say that Snapjones does offer a variety of plans and free upgrades on their equipment