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Video Systems, Endoscopic, Chip Camera

Definition : Endoscopic video systems that include a microchip camera consisting of an array of silicon circuits that act as light-sensitive capacitors (i.e., charge-coupled devices [CCDs]) for image detection of the interior of body cavities. These systems typically consist of an endoscope that includes a CCD camera attached to its distal tip, an image processor, and a fiberoptic light source (e.g., xenon lamp). Chip-camera endoscopic video systems also include monitors and recording devices; most systems provide accessories such as insufflators and irrigation and suction pumps; frequently, the systems are mounted on a cart. Video endoscopy systems are used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as gastrointestinal endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy.

Entry Terms : "Chip Camera Video Systems"

UMDC code : 20389

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