Dräger is now offering hidef (1080i) cameras on the company’s popular Polaris 560 and 760 OR lights.
High resolution recording combined with a flood of light must produce excellent images for recording for later review and for those who are not present at the surgical site.
None of the Polaris 560 and 760 functions change due to the HD camera. For example, surgeons can still set the diameter of the light field in a variable range from 220 to 290 mm based on their needs and can rotate the light heads 360 degrees. Motorized camera alignment provides an upright display on the monitor with true to side images despite light head rotation. The camera can compensate for image rotation of up to 360 degrees without additional intervention from the surgeon.
Camera functions such as 120x zoom (10x optical zoom), manual and automatic focus, white balance and stills as well as iris control are controlled by unsterile OR personnel using a control unit or remote control. It is also easy to swap one cameral light model for another.
Anesthetists or unsterile personnel can watch the surgical procedure in the OR on a flat screen. The HD images from the operating room can also be displayed on monitors or large format screens outside of the operating room buy using the two HD-SDI outputs in the control unit (high definition serial digital interface). In this way, the operation can be watched live and in color in the lecture hall or in the doctor’s office, which also supports the training of clinic employees. The freeze function allows clinic personnel to make a detailed analysis of stills in full HD resolution.
Press release: See more out of the Operation Room… (.pdf)
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