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New Endoscopy Goes HD
April 8, 2011
High-definition technology is quickly becoming the new standard in our homes, as well as in our healthcare facilities. While we want a clearer picture on our television screens, our physicians and surgeons are looking to get clearer images during procedures. Madison County Hospital physicians can now get the clearest image available through their new HD endoscopy.
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure where an endoscope is inserted into the body allowing the physician to see inside the patient via a television monitor.
"Our new HD endoscopy equipment is one example of how Madison County Hospital continues to improve and bring the latest technology to Madison County," said Kim Krieger, RN BA CNOR, Director of Surgery.
Compared to conventional systems, high-definition endoscopy provides physicians with a much more detailed, sharper, and realistic image resulting from a higher pixel count and density. The higher resolution is the major advantage of HD for clinical applications. As a result, doctors may provide patients with more accurate diagnoses.
The flexibility of the HD endoscopy system allows for a common platform to be used for endoscopic observation and minimally invasive surgery in the operating room during procedures such as colonoscopies, upper GI endoscopies, laparoscopies, and more.
Both general surgeons, Dr. Don Hura and Dr. Mark Coate, are using the new HD endoscopy equipment. "It is amazing how much clearer the images are when using the new HD endoscopy," said Dr. Coate. "By using high-definition, I can offer my patients a higher quality of care."