Ampronix discusses Sony’s recent run of medical technology that is continuing into 2017. Last year, the company released four new medical products: two 4K medical monitors and a recorder that combines 4K and 3D imaging technologies, and the UPA-WU10 wireless print system.
The monitors deliver brightness, high resolution, and an increased depth of field, while the HVO-4000MT medical recorder is able to store the video images for patient records or educational purposes.
The wireless print system allows connection to Sony medical printers compatible with surgical endoscopes, ultrasound systems, and other hospital imaging modalities.
Sony’s 55-inch LMD-X550MT and 31-inch LMD-X310MT monitors are able to display both 2D and 3D video images in 4K or HD from endoscopic/laparoscopic cameras, surgical microscopes and other compatible medical imaging systems. Their quality is an asset to both healthcare and educational settings, allowing students to gain a more complete view of the human internal organs.
The monitors can display the images and video in a multitude of ways; side-by-side, top and bottom or as interlaced lines.
The HVO-4000MT is able to store those 4K, 2D, and 3D images using a 4TB hard drive and includes network connectivity that allows the Sony Content Management System (CMS) to easily search, store and distribute records to appropriate staff.
Three dimensional visualization is able to increase surgeons’ confidence and in 95 percent of cases, the technology correlated well with physicians regardless of surgery type.
The UPA-WU10 wireless print system allows cable-free connection, replacing the conventionally wired USB connection between printer and imaging modality. In clinical settings, such as operating rooms, equipment is constantly being transferred between locations with limited space for storage.
With a 10 meter signal range, the transmitter alone can be inserted into modalities while the printer is stationed elsewhere, freeing up additional space on medical carts.
The system includes two units, a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter plugs into the imaging modality and the receiver is connected to the printer. Multiple transmitter/receiver pairs in the same room allow for simultaneous use of three user-selectable radio channels. All inclusive, there is no need for additional software. The device auto links to the closest receiver emitting the strongest signal without the need for any local Wi-Fi. If relocated, the printer will automatically reconnect to the modality.
Ampronix believes these new products from Sony are designed to improve efficiency in a clinical setting by providing surgical teams with more in-depth views of the human body with increased precision. Leading the way in technological advancement, these are only a portion of what’s to come in 2017 from Sony Medical.