Article Abstract

Technical means to improve image quality during thoracoscopic procedures

Authors: Dominique Gossot, Madalina Grigoroiu, Emmanuel Brian, Agathe Seguin-Givelet


Although high definition imaging systems are now available in the operating room (OR), the displayed image quality during video-assisted procedures is often poor. This is due to several factors such as inappropriate angle of vision, instable endoscope, lens soiling and fogging. The aim of this article is to provide information about some technical and technological means that make it possible to keep a perfect picture all along a thoracoscopic procedure.