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O ver the past 2 decades, the evolution of surgical video has largely centered on increasing the quality of images captured in minimally invasive procedures. "Single chip, triple chip, HD, 3D, 4K: We've spent a lot of time and energy on getting a better picture, on replicating real life," says Paresh Shah, MD, a professor of surgery and chief of the general surgery division at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, N.Y. Beyond higher resolution, though, beyond wider screens and depth perception, another field of imaging technology promises the ability to show more than real life, with views of anatomy that the human eye cannot naturally see. Image enhancement technologies, available as on-demand camera and control unit settings in several manufacturers' laparoscopic, endoscopic and arthroscopic video systems, deliver a heightened level of surgical visualization. Illumination-driven options such as the fluorescence imaging of injected dye or light filtered down to selected wavelengths enable contrast-enhanced views of the mucosal surface and the vascular net- works microns or millimeters beneath it. Other modes apply digital processing to captured video in order to make anatomical structures 7 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 • M A Y 2 0 1 6 How image enhancement technology improves patient outcomes. David Bernard Senior Associate Editor

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