China Market Report for Surgical Camera Systems - MedCore

China Market Report for Surgical Camera Systems - MedCore

  • May 2016 •
  • 51 pages •
  • Report ID: 3911779 •
  • Format: PDF
The introduction of high definition (HD) technology has brought considerable change to the surgicalcamera system market. Many facilities have replaced their standard definition (SD) camera systems withHD capable camera systems. HD cameras are capable of capturing images and videos at a higherresolution than their SD predecessors, allowing for clearer and more accurate images and videos. This isvery beneficial for minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) in which the surgical camera system is the onlymedium between the surgeon and the area being operated on. The extensive SD installed base is still asignificant driving force in the Chinese market.Surgical camera systems consist of two components: the camera head and the camera control unit (CCU).The camera head is attached to the scope, which is inserted into the patient. Some surgical camerasinclude an optical zoom, which allows for easy adjustment of the image size. Optical zoom is superior todigital zoom as it does not sacrifice image quality for magnification. Light, which originates from a lightsource, travels through the scope to the camera head where it hits charge coupled device (CCD) chips thatconvert the visual images produced by the camera into electrical signals. These electric signals are thentransmitted by an electrical cable to the CCU. The CCU contains all the electronics that do not have to befitted in the camera head and processes the video signals it receives from the camera head. HD CCUs canvary in terms of resolution capabilities. Some HD models are backwards compatible, meaning they canreceive and send SD signals as well as HD signals. Once the signals are processed by the CCU, they aresent to a surgical display, an image capture device or a printing device. True HD requires a minimumresolution of 720p or 1080i and 16:9 aspect ratio.