Visualization system combines multimode fluorescence imaging with 4K for endosurgical procedures

Jan. 14, 2021

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. announced its IMAGE1 S Rubina multimode visualization system, which combines state-of-the-art 4K resolution with enhanced fluorescence-guided imaging using near-infrared light and indocyanine green dye (NIR/ICG).

The system uses unique and proprietary dual-4K sensors and dual-LED light technology to toggle seamlessly between white-light and fluorescence modes, without the lag or mismatched frames that are common with alternative technologies. IMAGE1 S is a modular system, so existing 4K customers can upgrade to this technology.

The new system allows physicians to switch among several viewing modes to suit different surgical needs:

· 4K Overlay – for bile duct identification and visualization of other critical structures; 4K white light is combined with a 4K NIR/ICG overlay image

· Monochromatic – for perfusion; the NIR/ICG signal is presented in white on a black background, providing the clearest demarcation (used widely in a second assessment of perfusion)

· Intensity Map – identifies intensity of the NIR/ICG signal and assigns colors based on relative response.

In addition, the new and improved RUBINA telescopes now offer ONE scope for every procedure, be it white light or NIR/ICG. The new design uses a proprietary glass technology that delivers edge-to-edge clarity and eliminates the need for refocusing when switching between white light and NIR modes.

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. has the product.