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Articulating HD 3D laparoscopic surgical video system

Manufacturing Group | June 19, 2014

Olumpus’ ENDOEYE FLEX 3D `receives Breakthrough Innovation Technology Award at Premier Inc.’s 2014 National Breakthroughs Conference.

Articulating HD 3D laparoscopic surgical video system

Center Valley, Pennsylvania – Olympus’ 3D Imaging System, the ENDOEYE FLEX 3D, was showcased during the Premier Inc. 2014 Breakthroughs 6th annual conference and exhibition, which recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes. 

“We are honored to be recognized by Premier for innovative technology that will help physicians and surgeons improve the overall care of their patients," said Luke Calcraft, president of the medical systems group at Olympus Corp. of the Americas. “Olympus is fully committed to helping healthcare facilities fulfill the requirements of healthcare reform aimed at improving quality of care, decreasing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction.”

Olympus’ ENDOEYE FLEX 3D is the world's only articulating HD 3D videoscope. The system’s 3D visualization provides depth perception and a precise spatial view of anatomy that cannot be achieved with traditional 2D systems, producing bright, natural 2D and 3D images in a lightweight and ergonomic design. It also delivers up to 100 degrees of articulation in all directions, enabling observation and therapy in the entire peritoneal cavity – and with a level visual horizon.   

When compared with traditional 2D surgical systems, the ENDOEYE FLEX 3D delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping and suturing, based on internal Olympus testing conducted using a simulated surgical model.* Olympus’ 3D system also provides surgeons with real time tactile feedback, which is lost when using robotic alternatives.

The modular design of the Olympus 3D Imaging System makes it easy to add 3D capability to existing Olympus EVIS EXERA III universal imaging systems, reducing the investment necessary to add 3D capability. The EVIS EXERA III system is compatible with more than 100 endoscopes and camera heads. This compatibility is retained even after upgrading to 3D, helping to reduce capital investments and simplify asset management and training. Olympus 3D Imaging also is seamlessly integrated into the Olympus ENDOALPHA Integrated Operating Room.

“Those who attend and participate in the Innovation Celebration share Premier’s commitment to providing valuable products to our members that are safe, high-quality and cost-effective,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare.”

Source: Olympus Medical Systems Group 

*Data on file

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