Olympus recently unveiled the Visera 4K UHD System, its big screen surgical system, at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2016 annual meeting in Boston.

olympus-1The Visera 4K UHD System delivers four times the resolution of HD with better light and wider color spectrum, promising to help surgeons operate with increased precision and confidence. The only fully integrated 4K imaging chain available for health care use, Visera 4K UHD allows operating room (OR) personnel to get closer to the operating field as they view cases live on a 55-inch operative display that magnifies anatomical features to deliver more visual information to the entire surgical team.

While bringing more efficiency to the hospital, it has also been shown that minimally invasive surgery can provide significant improvements in morbidity and mortality over open surgery, with benefits to patients including less post-operative pain and faster recuperation.

Visera 4K UHD, the first of many products from the Sony Olympus Medical Solutions joint-venture, is enhancing minimally invasive surgery in a range of surgical specialties including general surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, thoracic and urology for an estimated 20 million procedures annually. Olympus’ first customers began using VISERA 4K UHD during the first week of March 2016.

“The color and contrast in the Olympus 4K image provides superb clarity, unlike any operative video image I have seen before,” said Dr. Ninh Nguyen, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. “The image is so clear that I was able to see down to the capillary level. [Seeing the capillary level] is important for improved dissection of tissue and evaluating the perfusion of the tissue.”

Each component of the Visera 4K UHD System is built by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions. For information, visit medical.olympusamerica.com/products/VISERA-4K-UHD-System.