Today there are 2 main visualization approaches used in ENT surgery, offering significant benefits and major drawbacks.
Conventional monocular endoscopes impose significant physical challenges. Their use impedes the surgeon’s natural, intuitive ability to perform procedures by seeing and touching affected areas directly. The surgeon is no longer looking directly at the patient’s anatomy, but rather at a video monitor that provides two-dimensional images – without any guidance to judge depth, volume or distance. These limitations may lengthen the procedure time and increase risk.
The Operating Room (OR) Microscope:
The OR microscope is most often used for work around the ear. It provides excellent image quality and good depth perception, but requires a large surgical tract – thus causing limited viewing access and limiting its scope of use.
A new solution is required that will combine the depth of perception and quality images provided by the OR microscope stereoscopic vision with the benefits of MIS.
The Visionsense Solution – “3D-HD Camera:”
Visionsense has created a technology that combines the best of both worlds. The company’s novel visualization solution provides stereoscopic (3D) images, like natural sight, in a miniature package.
With Visionsense, surgeons can plan the easiest access path and get a complete picture through a small opening.