Hills & Dales Purchases New Ultra High-Definition Imaging System for Surgical Suites
Hills & Dales Purchases New Ultra High-Definition Imaging System for Surgical Suites

Hills & Dales Purchases New Ultra High-Definition Imaging System for Surgical Suites

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce they are the first hospital in the Eastern Region of Michigan to use Olympus’ VISERA 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) System for Minimally Invasive Surgery. This system delivers four times the pixels, higher resolution, better light, and a wider color gamut than High-Definition (HD) displays for a Big Screen Surgery experience in the operating room (OR). The system, which utilizes the same Sony technology used for the filming of Netflix 4K shows and other TV programs, is now available in our OR for surgeons.

This technology should allow Hills & Dales surgeons to operate with increased precision and confidence, providing the surgical team with an immersive experience similar to the experience of watching a sporting event at home. The VISERA 4K UHD System was created to address unmet needs in surgical imaging by improving visual elements, such as resolution, light, and color, essential for laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery. “The color and contrast in the Olympus 4K image provides superb clarity, giving us images that we have never had before,” said Trisha Ameel, RN, OR Manager.  “Dr. Jason Wells, General Surgeon and Dr. Richard Moyer, Orthopedic Surgeon, as well as Dr. Krebs, Optometrist and Dr. Oravitz, OB/GYN, are very excited to start using this technology,” she added.

The VISERA 4K UHD System provides the surgical teams at Hills & Dales with:

  • Ultra-high-resolution images to help identify fine patterns and anatomical structures
  • Additional light to illuminate bleeding in surgical fields, visualize deep surgical cavities, and enhance the endoscopic viewing experience
  • More vivid shades of red and yellow for better visualization, allowing the surgeon to observe fine patterns and structures with high precision while delivering higher contrast levels with more detail to support greater accuracy

Additionally, minimally invasive surgery brings more efficiency to all hospitals, and it can offer significant improvements in morbidity and mortality over open surgery, with benefits to patients including less post-operative pain and faster recuperation. Minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and an instrument with a miniature camera (endoscope), allowing surgeons to see inside the body. Images from the endoscope are projected onto a monitor in the OR, presenting a clear, magnified view of the surgical site.  By acquiring the VISERA 4K UHD System, with its state-of-the-art electronics and advanced optics, the surgeons now can see the entire surgical field in 4K UHD on a 55-inch monitor rather than in standard HD currently used by existing systems. Current imaging technologies do not allow the level of magnification, visibility, and color reproduction provided by the VISERA 4K UHD System.

“With our acquisition of the VISERA 4K UHD System, we have launched a new chapter at Hills & Dales in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery,” said Jean Anthony, President & CEO.  “We know all of our surgeons are thrilled to use this latest technology while taking care of our patients.”


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