Sony to Showcase 4K, 3D and 2D Medical Solutions at SAGES

by Sony Pro Team 03/14/2016, in 4K, Press, Sony Professional, Medical

New Products and Technology Support Enhance Visualization for Surgery, Training and Education in Gastroenterology and Beyond

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Park Ridge, N.J., March 14, 2015 – Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is demonstrating its latest developments in 4K, 3D and 2D imaging technologies designed to redefine visualization and create immersive training and education for gastroenterology applications at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2016 Annual Meeting.


A range of products for the OR will be showcased including displays, recorders, and content management system in Sony’s booth #118, at Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA from March 16-18, 2016.  A highlight of the exhibit will be a working sample of Sony’s forthcoming 4K 3D 55-inch medical grade display, in addition to Sony’s 4K Workflow.


See Sony’s latest award-winning 4K medical grade monitors, the 31-inch (LMD-X310MD) and 55-inch (LMD-X550MD) models, and how they work to achieve a 4K workflow alongside the HVO-4000MT, a 4K and 3D medical grade recorder, 4K video over IP converter and the  Sony CMS (content management system).


The booth will also feature Sony’s 3D solutions for da Vinci robotics and the HMS-3000MT 3D Head Mounted Display System, which demonstrates a new dimension for endoscopic procedures.  For surgical and endoscopic 2D applications, see Sony’s 27-inch LMD-2760, HVO-5000MD/SUR recorder, among others.


Sony 4K Technology Highlights:


Medical 4K recorder: Sony’s new 4K medical recorder (model HVO-4000MT) records 4K and 3D, and supports HD video and stills simultaneously. The new recorder can capture long-form video from 4K cameras focused on the operating field. The recorder can connect to a network, so images can be uploaded and viewed by other medical personnel outside of the operating room.

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While recording to its 4TB internal hard drive, the unit can simultaneously record to either a Blu-ray disc (in its internal Blu-ray drive), to a USB flash drive, to an external USB hard drive, or to other external media. This allows easier sharing of surgical video among medical teams and departments.


In addition to recording to the internal hard drive, the unit can also play the recorded video or transport video via network upload to Sony’s new Content Management System.


Sony Content Management System: This new system) enables centralized, network-based searching, editing, storage  and distribution of 4K and HD video obtained from medical 4K recorders and other recording devices.


Sony CMS can save and arrange videos captured in multiple operating rooms, and enables patient data and other relevant information to be stored and managed together with video data.


The system’s interface is designed for simple and intuitive searches for stored 4K video files, and easy navigation and playback of desired segments within each file. Video can be cut, spliced, or otherwise processed on a user’s computer. Network-connected computers and tablets can easily access the video data stored on the system’s server so video can be readily shared throughout a healthcare facility.


4K Monitors: Sony’s 55-inch (model LMD-X550MD) and 31-inch (model LMD-X310MD) medical 4K monitors allows surgeons and medical teams to view high-resolution images from endoscopes and surgical microscopes while surgery is in progress. The 4K imagery can provide increased visualization during and after a surgical procedure, and for training and education.

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The monitors allow for up-scaling of HD video to 4K and feature a slender chassis, front bezel and OptiContrast panel™ that provides edge-to-edge screen protection and corner-to-corner uniformity, while reducing glare and reflection. OptiContrast technology replaces the layer of air between the panel and the glass with a layer of resin specially formulated to match the refractive properties of the glass. The OptiContrast panel helps establish dark backgrounds for high-contrast images, even in brightly lit rooms. It also reduces glare and reflection and helps eliminate internal dew condensation.


These monitors comply with ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020, offering a wider color space than current HD systems. Sony’s original Advanced Image Multiple Enhancer technology adjusts and enhances the contours, colors, and other attributes of images obtained from endoscopes and operating microscopes.


IP Converter (under development): This new Internet Protocol converter is being designed to connect to medical 4K devices and convert video to IP for easy cabling and routing.  The unit will support IP conversion and output of analog, HD, and 4K video signals.


The new device will simplify cable management by changing signals from SDI (four cables) to fiber optic (using only a single cable) with very low latency conversion delay. By using one additional cable, users will also be able to transmit uncompressed 4K signals at 12Gbps.


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