The Olympus LTF-VP is the world's first 5.4mm diameter flexible videoscope. This helps make endoscopic surgery less invasive. The small diameter allows entry through 5mm ports, and its flexible tip allows observation from angles not possible with a rigid 10mm-diameter scope. With advanced functionality, improved imaging capabilities, and ergonomic design, the LTF-VP introduces new "flexibility" to laparoscopic surgery.
Olympus continues to develop innovative solutions for surgical endoscopy with the introduction of the world’s first 5-mm deflectable tip thoracic videoscope – the LTF-VP. This thoracic videoscope represents a significant breakthrough in thoracic imaging by leveraging the distally mounted CCD and combining it with an advanced flexible tip design, which provides a complete 100° field of view within the pleural cavity. This feature may help minimize patient discomfort and may help reduce scope damage, which may result from unnecessary pressure on the rib cage created by leveraging the position of a standard rigid scope.