Combining digital and optical imaging - the video processor from Pentax

Pentax Medical launches a world first for endoscopy, the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor, featuring both digital and optical enhancements, in the European, Middle Eastern & African (EMEA) markets. This unique enhancement combination provides detailed information for more accurate endoscopic in vivo diagnosis through improved vessel and mucosal pattern characterization.


Launch of the PMW-10MD HD Camera

At MEDICA today, Sony announced the launch of the new PMW-10MD 2-piece HD camera, its first HD camera designed purely for the medical market. The camera breaks new ground offering unbeatable image quality for high precision surgical applications.


Telemedicine for operating theatres

In Genk, Belgium, the Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg hospital simplified surgical workflow by installing a telemedicine system in a newly constructed interdisciplinary surgical wing. Dr Hubert Van der Put, Medical Director of ZOL, recalls its initiation and subsequent success.. In all major projects with lots of participants, success comes from timely planning between every department and company…


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)).


A New Dimension in Home Entertainment

It was a living room-revolution: The introduction of the DVD in 1996. DVD players impressed their users with superior images and convenient handling, for example the possibility to choose several chapters from a structured menu instead of spinning a tape back and forth searching for a special scene.


HDTV advantages lead to medical advances

The St. Olav's Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, conducted a study based on a HDTV video laparoscope system in operating rooms (Olympus). By Ronald Mårvik MD PhD, surgeon at St. Olav's Hospital, University Hospital in Trondheim, Norway and the Head of the National Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, and Thomas Langø PhD, research scientist with SINTEF Health Research, Medical Technology.