Ultra-compact surgical imaging

Source: Ikegami

Sponsored • 4K medical cameras gain ISO 13485 Certification

Ultra-compact surgical imaging

On show at Medica is an expanded range of medical cameras with 4K enhanced-dynamic-range monitor displays.

Their manufacturer, Ikegami, reports that its model MKC-750UHD delivers very high-quality imaging from an ultra-compact camera head measuring only 34 x 40 x 40 mm. ‘Based on a three-chip CMOS optical block with progressive scanning and an advanced digital processor, the camera accepts standard C-mount lenses,’ the manufacturer reports. ‘Display-related functions include mirror, flip, rotate, digital zoom and scene file storage.

‘The MKC-750UHD camera head connects via up to 15 metres of medical grade cable to a mains-powered control unit; both units have an anti-bacterial coating. The CCU is designed for easy setup by medical staff, including the ability to operate automatically,’ the firm adds. ‘Technical features include 1/100 to 10,000 shutter speeds, CCU-adjustable iris, auto gain, auto white and auto iris. Sensitivity is 2,000 lux at F8 at lighting levels of 3,200 K, or better. Simultaneous 4K and HD outputs are provided. 

The system’s wide colour gamut (BT.2020) enables accurate reproduction of fine details such as small veins

‘The camera can be locked to external HDTV tri-level sync and is rated for use across a temperature range of 0 to 40 degrees C. The MKC-750UHD head weighs less than 100g and the CCU less than 3kg.’

The MKC-704UHD is a Full-HD/4K camera with similar performance parameters and features to the MKC-750UHD, but it is suitable for use at lower light levels (2,000 lux at F17). The CCU outputs digital HD signals (HD-SDI and DVI) as well as a 4K signal. Composite signals (VBS, Y/C) also can be output. Four scene files are provided to store various control function pre-sets for quick access, the report continues, adding that scene file data can be transferred to and from USB memory.

The latest introduction to the series is the MKC-X800 4K Native camera. Measuring just 28 x 28 x 52mm, this incorporates a 4K-native 1/2.5 inch CMOS imager delivering outstandingly precise detail (1800 TV lines horizontal resolution) and low picture noise. ‘HDR mode ensures high quality display even of dark and bright parts of the image,’ Ikegami notes. ‘The system’s wide colour gamut (BT.2020) enables accurate reproduction of fine details such as small veins.

‘Ikegami has achieved full ISO 13485 accreditation at its Japanese HQ,’ the report concludes. ‘We are currently implementing conformance with the same standard at its European premises in Germany, confirming its strong commitment to the medical market worldwide.’

Ikegami is at Medica
Hall 10 / Stand B12


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