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How much greater is the resolution of a 4K surgical video monitor compared with HD (high-definition) monitors? a. 2x c. 4x b. 3x d. There is no difference. c. 4K monitors, also known as ultra-HD, have more than 8 million pixels (more than 4,000 horizontal and more than 2,000 vertical). HD monitors, on the other hand, have just over 2 million pixels (1,920 across by 1,080 up and down). In other words, 4K monitors have more than 4 times as many pixels as HD monitors. Numbers aside, the difference in image quality can be astounding when you see it for yourself. How big are the scopes used in today's 4K imaging? a. 5 mm c. 7 mm b. 10 mm d. 15 mm a. The 5 mm scopes allow for smaller incisions, which means less chance of bleeding, infection and hernias. Previously, 10 mm scopes were the standard. That's important, because the rate of complica- tions increases in proportion to the port-site incision. True or false? To see the 3D image on a heads-up 4K surgical video, you must wear battery-operated goggles and turn up the OR lights. a. True b. False b. False. With today's most modern equipment, passive goggles (meaning there's no battery component) let you see 3D images clearly, 1 2 3 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 • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7

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