Software, cystoscopes top urologists' purchases

Montvale, NJ--Computer software ranked at the top of planned purchases by urologists, with one-fourth of respondents to a survey saying they planned to acquire software in 2004. Cystoscopes, ureteral stents, penile prostheses, and BPH thermotherapy devices rounded out the top five planned purchases, according to the survey, conducted exclusively for Urology Times and its sister publication, Contemporary Urology.

Among the key findings:

Rounding out the top 10 planned purchases were bulking agents for intrinsic sphincteric deficiency (15%), ureteroscopes (14%), uroflowmeters (13%), urodynamic systems (13%), and hand access devices for laparoscopy (12%).