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Would You Operate On This Patient? - October 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 0 1 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T z HD VIDEO Before purchasing an HD endoscopy system, determine your minimum performance requirements. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN How to Choose a High- Def Endoscopic Camera The future is bright for laparoscopic imaging. Here's advice on making the best choice for your facility. I n the last few years, high-definition endoscopy has grown in popularity, and it's now considered the standard of care in endoscopy. Like its stan- dard-definition predecessors, an HD endoscopy system typically consists of a video processor, a display monitor, a light source, a video camera and an endoscope. As the image quality is only as good as the weakest component in the system, each component must be able to support HD video. Before purchasing an HD endoscopy system, the ECRI Institute, an independent laboratory for testing medical prod- ucts, suggests you get answers to the following 3 questions. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor

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