Olympus has introduced a new Visera 4K UHD system to improve visualization during ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures.
The new surgical system will enable ENT surgeons to carry out big screen surgery with 4K UHD endoscopy.
Visera 4K UHD system, which was developed under the Sony Olympus Medical Solutions (SOMED) joint-venture, delivers four times the resolution of HD with enhanced light and wider color spectrum.
The new system helps operating room personnel to get closer to the operating field as they view cases live on a 55in operative display, which magnifies anatomical features to deliver more visual information to the entire surgical team.
Visera system can be used for skull base procedures, including the removal of cysts or benign or malignant tumors.
It can also be used for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), as well as surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyps such as bacterial, fungal recurrent, acute and chronic sinus problems.
Olympus Medical Systems Group president Todd Usen said: "As each specialty confirms the improved experience that Big Screen surgery delivers, we get closer to confirming our predictions that this surgical modality could impact as many as 20 million procedures per year.
"In the future months, we believe an increasing number of physicians will be excited to see the benefits such technology advancement can bring toward improving quality of care, containing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction."
The company will demonstrate the big screen surgery with 4K HD for ENT at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, US.
The event will take place from 18 to 20 September.
Image: The Big Screen surgery with 4K UHD endoscopy is available for ENT surgeons through the Olympus Visera 4K UHD system. Image: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Olympus Corporation of the Amer.