Video Systems, Operating Room, Head Camera
Definition : Video systems designed to transmit images and sound from the operating field. These systems are mounted on the same headband or helmet that is used to hold the surgeon's headlight. They typically consist of standard or high-bandwidth video cameras and are coupled to video signal processors and high-definition video recorders, monitors, and printers. Head-camera video systems permit the simultaneous observation of the operatory field by several surgeons in the operating room; the transmission of images to remote locations (e.g., for educational purposes); and a video record of the procedures. Also available are dedicated video systems that include a camera that is mounted coaxial to the light alignments. This is designed to eliminate the loose alignment (i.e., parallax) that can occur when the line of sight is not fully on the camera.
Entry Terms : "Head Camera Operating Room Video Systems"
UMDC code : 24230