NBI offers superior efficacy compared to white-light endoscopy in the early diagnosis of laryngeal cancer in pre-, intra-and post-operative stages. As tumors can be detected at an early stage using NBI technology, complications and the time a patient spends at a hospital can be reduced. Early diagnosis and treatment is thought to result in a reduction in future treatments and recurrence of the disease.
NBI comes with Olympus Medical equipment at no additional cost for extra equipment, disposables, or drugs. It is a key function of the Olympus endoscopy system, and has been shown to provide clinical quality, efficiency gain, and cost savings in other indications.[4,5]