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OSE_1303_part2_Layout 1 2/7/13 4:27 PM Page 87 O R T E C H N O L O G Y equipment — including surgical devices, video monitors and other systems — as well as full integration of picture archive and communication systems (PACS), routing of endoscopic video, video on demand and bi-directional web-based communication. Here's a look at the equipment, and what you should look for, based on our experience — which resulted in the first OR in St. Louis with these upgraded video integration capabilities. Pieces of the puzzle Starting at the surgical site and working outward, here's an overview of the various components involved in video integration. • Laparoscope camera. Your images start with the scope. For the best possible image rendering, whether for viewing intraoperatively or for still or video capture for use post-op, you'll need to have an HD-capable scope mounted to the end of the HD scope camera. Everything starts with the ability to capture high-quality images at the operative site. • Light source. You'll also need an appropriate light source, which plugs into the camera to light the lenses in the laparoscope's tube and light the way for the images to be recorded. Ours is xenon, which provides the powerful illumination necessary to help render even the smallest details once they're seen on the monitor. • Camera box. The camera also plugs into a camera box hub. This is actually the controller box for the camera — where you can adjust F E B R U A R Y 2013 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E 8 7

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