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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - December 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 Y ou can buy all the 4K surgical monitors you want, but unless you have a 4K surgical camera feeding them images, along with a 4K-capable camera control unit and a net- working infrastructure with enough band- width, you're not actu- ally seeing real-time 4K video. Numerous vendors offer a variety of end-to-end 4K surgi- cal camera systems. From Arthrex to Zimmer Biomet, check out 11 product snap- shots beginning on page 79. The adoption rate for 4K surgical cameras has been slow, as administrators and executives need a lot of convincing that this upgrade is actually needed, clinically necessary and cost-justifiable. The movement from ancient standard-def to HD was much quicker because it was a quantum leap in terms of clarity, obvious to virtu- ally anyone. The difference between HD and 4K is undeniable theo- 4K Camera Systems There's a lot to consider before upgrading your OR imaging systems. Thinking of Buying… Suraj S. Soudagar, MS, MBA, LEED AP • SEEING CLEARLY These 2 photos illustrate just how much better a 4K image (bottom) looks compared to an HD image (top) when the surgeon zooms in on tissue. Olympus America

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