Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
KOREA E & EX
Ampronix
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC

3-chip Endoscope System Advances Fatigue-Free Operations

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 09 Dec 2013
Image: The ENDOCAM Epic 3D HD system (Photo courtesy of Richard Wolf).
Image: The ENDOCAM Epic 3D HD system (Photo courtesy of Richard Wolf).
A new camera system for three-dimensional (3D) endoscopy reproduces an image with an immediately evident 3D effect, ensuring fatigue-free working.

The ENDOCAM Epic 3D high definition (HD) system offers high quality, distortion free stereo images, based on 3-chip HD sensors that guarantee a uniform 3D impression (when compared to “Chip-On-The-Tip” systems). Benefits of the system include HD color fidelity and detail resolution; superior image quality, thanks to the use of two 3-chip HD sensors; distortion-free images reproduced with accurate geometry; and vivid displays over the entire monitor area.

The general benefits of 3D Endoscopy include precise hand-eye coordination through the 3D image of the operating-room environment, realistic presentation of tissue structures in their actual spatial position, and a shorter and safer learning curve for more complex interventions. Coincidental benefits of 3D endoscopy include a more precise operation, resulting in more comfort for patients, as well as enhanced efficiency during suture positioning.

The ENDOCAM Epic 3D high definition (HD) system is a product of Richard Wolf (Knittlingen, Germany), and comes combined with the Sony LMD-3251MT 32-inch 3D monitor and circularly polarized glasses (necessary for 3D visualization).

One measure of the video quality of different cameras is whether the camera is 1-chip charge coupled device (CCD), or a 3-chip CCD configuration. While the 1-chip CCD uses a single computer chip to process the colors captured, the more expensive 3-chip CCD design has three separate computer chips, with each one processing a separate primary color - red, green, or blue, resulting in highly improved video quality.

Related Links:

Richard Wolf



Inditherm
JD Honigberg International
Harloff

Channels

Critical Care

view channel

Carotid Stenting Linked to High Mortality in Medicare Population

A new study reveals that one-third of US Medicare patients die within two years of carotid artery stenting (CAS), a much higher mortality than expected. Researchers at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI; Durham, NC, USA), and other institutions conducted a study to examine... Read more

Women's Health

view channel
Image: The Bloom Ring fertility app monitoring core temperature (Photo courtesy of Prima-Temp).

Subtle Temperature Sensor Heightens Fertility Awareness

A new self-inserted core temperature sensor helps women detect when a fertility “window of opportunity” opens. The Bloom Ring is a core body temperature fertility sensor that is inserted by the user... Read more

Health IT

view channel

Computer Model Predicts Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

A new computer model could help public health officials anticipate public reactions to disease outbreaks, based on a combination of data collected from hospitals, social media, and other sources. Researchers at MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA), the Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, MA, USA), and Ascel Bio (Larchmont, NY, USA),... Read more

Hospital News

view channel
Image: The new Parkland Memorial Hospital (Photo courtesy of Parkland Memorial Hospital).

New Parkland Memorial Hospital Nears Completion

At nearly twice the size of the current hospital, the new Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX, USA) will be one of the first “digital hospitals” in the United States. The new hospital, built at... Read more

Business

view channel

Abbott Completes Topera Acquisition

Abbott (Abbott Park, IL, USA) has completed its acquisition of Topera (Menlo Park, CA, USA), developer of innovative electrophysiology technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The Topera rotor identification system helps physicians identify and target patient-specific rotors that have... Read more
 

Events

05 Mar 2015 - 08 Mar 2015
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.