VISERA 4K UHD Imaging System to perform laparoscopic surgery
Tuesday - January 3, 2017 10:27 am
Olympus Medical Solutions, which developed the UHD laparoscopic surgery camera system in collaboration with Sony, became the first of its kind in the World. It is an excellent feel to use the new VISERA 4K UHD Imaging System in the surgery. The system is available in Europe and Asia.
Previously surgeon were used to perform upper gastrointestinal surgery, gynecological, urological or bariatric surgery as open procedures, but 94% of these procedures are now done laparoscopically. About 50% of colon surgeries are now being done laparoscopically. In these condition a good vision has very important role and Visera is the best camera system available today.
This new system of laparoscopic camera is completely different than high definition. This is clinical immersion in the operating room. Before, anyone would go to the operating room and ask: why you can watch ultra high definition at home, yet when you are in the operating room where lives are at stake you can only use high definition.
Currently, surgeons and gynecologists only use high definition monitors which are limited in size of about the same as a 30-inch to 32-inch television monitor. If an attempt is made to make screens wider than that, resolution is lost. He said that compared side-to-side, the difference in clarity is easily visible.
The system includes a new light sources, and instantaneous feedback that allows the image to be shown on the big screen without any time delays. The goal of the new imaging system is to make the clarity for the surgeon doing minimally-invasive surgery almost the same as doing an open procedure.
The system has FDA approval, but there are currently very expensives with a system in place. Cost may explain why: the system, including the dedicated monitor, would cost in the neighborhood of $100,000 and is designed to fit current surgical carts and booms used in surgical suites.
For institutions that are interested in more features, the cost might reach $120,000. It is estimated that the cost is about a 20% premium over what standard high definition systems cost.