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to 4K now or making plans to adopt 8K down the line, here's what you need to know about improving how surgeons see surgery. Quality and compatibility Image quality is of course the top priority when deciding which video system to purchase. Is the entire source-to-display system — from the scopes' cameras to the processors to the monitors — true 4K? Does the system offer your surgeons better depth perception and the ability to use different colors to identify tissue abnormalities? These are all important considerations that surgeons must assess during extended trials of each platform. There are other factors to consider that also play a critical role in your purchasing decision, such as brand familiarity, the relationship you have with the vendor and the platform's ability to integrate with your current imaging technology. Charles Kaczmarek, RN, MBA, director of surgical services at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, recently oversaw a major renovation at his facility that included upgrading 12 of its ORs to 4K imaging. One of the things the vendor Ascension ultimately chose had going for it was instant compatibility. "A lot of our video technology was already in place, so there was already a bit of uniformity and familiari- ty in terms of the end-user," says Mr. Kaczmarek. Compatibility is a serious point to consider, agrees Rohit Soans, MD, medical director of bariatric surgery at Temple University Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. This is especially true when you don't purchase all video components at once. If you buy cameras and monitors piecemeal over time, those individual compo- nents must work with one another to create a true 4K system. F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 7

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