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Narrow Band Imaging Cystoscopy (NBI®)

Enhancing the Visualization of Bladder Tumors

New techniques have been introduced to improve the physician’s ability to detect small, non-muscle-invasive tumors that may not be seen with conventional cystoscopy.  In certain situations, Colorado Urology physicians may utilize Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) Cystoscopy, an image enhancement technology with greater sensitivity for detecting bladder tumors.  The technology takes advantage of the benefits of varying wavelengths of white light without the need for dyes or drugs.

 

[Pictured above]: The image at left shows visualization using white light; at right the image shows visualization utilizing NBI.

How NBI is Performed

  • Narrow Band Imaging cystoscopy is performed in your urologist’s office or one of Colorado Urology’s Summit ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). The procedure is performed the same way as a diagnostic cystoscopy with the special imaging technology attached to the tip of the cystoscope.
  • NBI does not require that you take medications or have any type of dye injection to enhance visualization.
  • Because this technology does not require preparation by the patient, the physician may decide to utilize the NBI cystoscopy during the course of a traditional cystoscopy.
  • NBI can also be utilized for biopsy or transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (tumor removal).

Urologic Oncologists

C. Cragin Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

C. Cragin Anderson

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Female Stress Urinary Incontinence, General Urology, Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention, Male Sexual Health, Peyronie's Disease, Prostate Cancer - Surgical and Radiation Treatment, Prostate Disease, Prostate Surgery More...

David J. Cahn, M.D.

David J. Cahn

M.D.

Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment, InterStim Neuromodulation Therapy for OAB, Kidney Stones, Male and Female Voiding Dysfunction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurourology, Overactive Bladder (OAB), Urinary Incontinence, Urologic Cancers

James E. Clark, M.D.

James E. Clark

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bladder Cancer, General Urology, InterStim Neuromodulation Therapy for OAB, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Disease, Robotic surgery More...

Thomas M. Facelle, M.D.

Thomas M. Facelle

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, General Urology, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Metabolic Management of Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Surgical Management of Stone Disease More...

Jason M. Greenfield, M.D.

Jason M. Greenfield

M.D.

Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Male Sexual Health, Peyronie's Disease

Diane M. Hartman, M.D.

Diane M. Hartman

M.D.

Bladder Cancer, Female Pelvic Health, Female urinary incontinence, Female Urology, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Prostate Cancer, Urologic Cancers

Nancy A. Huff, M.D.

Nancy A. Huff

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Female Pelvic Health, Female Urology, General Urology, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, UTI, Vasectomy

John C. Kefer, M.D., Ph.D

John C. Kefer

M.D., Ph.D

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, General Urology, Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention, Minimally Invasive Management of Prostate Cancer and Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, Single-Site, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Urinary Incontinence, UroLift

Geoff T. Ledgerwood, M.D.

Geoff T. Ledgerwood

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Urology, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Prostate Cancer More...

Steven W. Luke, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Steven W. Luke

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bladder Conditions, Botox Treatment for Bladder Conditions, Erectile Dysfunction, Laparoscopic Surgery, Low Testosterone, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Male Sexual Health, Urinary Incontinence

Sam H. Melouk, M.D.

Sam H. Melouk

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bladder Cancer, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Disease, Robotic surgery, Stone Disease More...

John “Jay” Paddack, M.D.

John “Jay” Paddack

M.D.

General Urology, BPH/Prostate Enlargement, Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention, Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery, Urethral Stricture Disease; Kidney, Bladder, Prostate and Testicular Cancer; Male Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Botox® and Interstim® Bladder Control Treatments for Overactive Bladder, Vasectomy

Ali M. Sarram, M.D.

Ali M. Sarram

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic & Robotic Kidney Surgery, Minimally Invasive/Robotic Urologic Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Single-Site, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Urinary Incontinence, UroLift, Vasectomy More...

Damian N. Sorce, M.D.

Damian N. Sorce

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer, General Urology, InterStim Neuromodulation Therapy for OAB, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery More...

J. Christopher Webster, M.D., F.A.C.S.

J. Christopher Webster

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Cryosurgery, Female urinary incontinence, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse More...

Brenton B. Winship, M.D.

Brenton B. Winship

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, General Urology, Hematuria, Kidney Stone Treatment and Prevention, Kidney Stones, Kidney Tumors, Metabolic Management of Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery More...

Derek K. Zukosky, D.O.

Derek K. Zukosky

D.O.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic surgery, Stone Disease, Urolithiasis, Urologic Cancers

The peak light absorption of hemoglobin occurs at the wavelengths used in NBI. As a result, blood vessels appear very dark, allowing for improved visibility and improved identification of other surface structures within the bladder walls, including new and recurrent tumors.

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