Endoscopic Teaching Attachments
Definition : Devices designed to couple with the eyepiece of a fiberoptic endoscope to transmit images of the endoscopic procedure to a second eyepiece. These devices typically consist of a clip-on side-articulated arm attachment with an eyepiece adapter that may include a beam splitter. Endoscopic teaching attachments are used to permit an observer to follow a fiberoptic endoscope procedure simultaneously with the endoscope operator. Video converters, devices that consist of a small "add on" charged coupled device video camera that is applied to the eyepiece of the fiberoptic endoscope and transmit the image to a video monitor, are also used to permit image visualization for the operator, assistants, and/or observers.
UMDC code : 16403