The Center Valley, Pa.-based company said the 3D capability can be added with minimal capital investment and training because it is being offered as a module that can be incorporated into current technology. The new 3D visualization is intended to improve surgeon precision and speed during laparoscopy procedures.
"The Olympus HD 3D system is ideal for suturing, accurately identifying tissue planes and other precision surgical tasks that are required in my laparoscopy surgical cases," said Marcos Michellotti, assistant surgical professor at Loma Linda University Health System, in prepared remarks. "In addition, the articulating design enables me to obtain the critical view of anatomical structures in HD 3D without losing the important visual horizon. This is not possible with traditional fixed angle laparoscopes."