Maquet launches 3D HD surgical camera
6 February 2012
Ardon, France. Maquet has launched Orchide 3D, a medical grade 3D high
definition video camera. This
camera sets a new standard of image quality in surgery, with the
ability to distinguish depth
in the screen as well as in a body cavity.
It also provides 3D HD
images for videoconferencing, interdisciplinary co-operation,
research and training. By emphasising certain aspects of the
operation, precise placement of surgical tools during the
procedure and depth perception, this brings a real improvement
to surgery training.
Orchide 3D is compatible with all current 3D displays and Maquet surgical
lights. It is equipped with twinned HD cameras,
which record a left and right eye view. The system combines those
images to give a 3D depth of field.
Thanks to its 800° rotation, the ORCHIDE 3D camera
(above) can easily be positioned above the surgical wound, in the heart
of the action.
ORCHIDE 3D provides High Definition images with an
excellent colour rendition and a comfortable perception of depth
in order to quickly and accurately focus on the surgeon's point
“3D images are a convenient way to visualize medical
circumstances, which would otherwise be difficult or impossible
to depict” adds Frédéric Herpin, Vice-President Marketing at the
Maquet Surgical Workplaces division. 3D Technology — a great way to
optimize comprehension and facilitate training. It is then
possible to see the interventions in 3D and to transfer live
images for staff training, which facilitates the knowledge
sharing for teachers as well as trainees.
With MAQUET’s 3D video,
the inside of a cavity becomes accessible to the observer who now
has a very realistic rendering of any mechanical or anatomical
structure in the medical field. ORCHIDE 3D images can also be
recorded for documentation and communication use. After the
transition to high definition, this new step in
multimedia enhancement dedicated to the medical field allows a
much closer approach of the surgical reality.