High-def surgical imaging

Sony is showcasing its highly innovative high definition (HD) solutions for diagnostic imaging and display, through to HD surgery and post-operation analysis and training (featured in several issues of our flagship publication EUROPEAN HOSPITAL (www.european-hospital.com)).

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Visible light images are vital to gain a clear picture of every patient and Sony’s BZMD-1 DICOM capture station supports the simultaneous acquisition of still and moving material from any surgical camera source and integrates these with DICOM file-based workflow, the company reports. ‘Offering unparallel image clarity and colour accuracy, the class-leading Sony LMD-2450MD monitor is the first 24” HD 1080P model in Sony’s healthcare range. Fully compliant with medical safety regulations, the monitor’s versatile design can accept a wide range of SD, HD and PC signals and has the ability to display images from a variety of medical equipment sources. It is ideal for critical endoscopic applications and the screen’s Advanced Image Technology enables clinicians to see still and moving images with accuracy. To ensure colour consistency across multiple screens during surgery, the Sony LMD-2450MD utilises advanced Sony ChromaTRU colour processing technology.’
The PCS-HG90 HD visual communications system also enables true High Definition, two-way communication in real-time between up to four sites, Sony adds. ‘With true colour reproduction and razor-sharp detail, the PCS-HG90 allows surgeons to view operating room procedures from remote locations, consult with colleagues or conduct virtual lectures and training seminars.’

HD in surgery and post-operation analysis
At MEDICA this year, Sony is launching the HD video recorder PDW-75MD, which uses dual layer Professional Disc technology to over double the capacity of its predecessor the PDW-70MD (the world’s first full 1080 HD medical recorder). ‘In addition to capturing more content on each disc, the new Clip continuous REC function accelerates the process of accessing information by empowering users to tag critical scenes with essence markers throughout a larger single recording and even without a PC, these can be reviewed and edited on the unit. Any recording on the PDW-75MD Professional Disc can be accessed instantly through thumbnail indexes displayed on the unit’s 16:9 LCD colour screen, meaning valuable time saved from fast forwarding and rewinding content.’

15.11.2007

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