Evaluation: Olympus 3D Imaging System 3-D, High-Definition Surgical Video System

April 19, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • In addition to its main function as a 3-D HD surgical video system, the 3D Imaging System can also be used to provide 2-D HD surgical video images, or as a platform for flexible endoscopes, including:
    • Bronchoscopes
    • Colonoscopes
    • Gastroscopes
  • The 3D Imaging System supports Narrow Band Imaging (NBI), an advanced imaging technique for visualizing vascular structures on the mucosal surface. NBI uses light in narrow wavelength bands centered around 415 (blue) and 540 (green) nm, which are strongly absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood. As a result, blood vessels and capillaries are displayed darker and more prominently. Other tissues will tend to scatter the light, causing them to be light-colored in appearance. (Gono 2015)

    *Figure 2.White light image (left) and NBI image (right). Note the increased prominence of the displayed blood vessels in the NBI image. (Images courtesy...

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