This research was supported in part by grant in aid Research fund of the National Hospital Organization Network, Japan, and the Suzuken Memorial Foundation.
High-Quality Video Recording and Monitoring System for Endoscopes†
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2005 The Triological Society
Volume 115, Issue 8, pages 1520–1521, August 2005
How to Cite
Tsunoda, K., Tsunoda, A., Ozawa, H. and Fujimine, T. (2005), High-Quality Video Recording and Monitoring System for Endoscopes. The Laryngoscope, 115: 1520–1521. doi: 10.1097/01.mlg.0000172046.24586.4b
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 MAY 2005
We have developed a new recording system for endoscope images with the popular mini digital video (mini DV) camera. A special adaptor screws onto the lens top, and either a flexible or rigid endoscope can be attached to the camera. Using this system, we can monitor not only the endoscopic images but also the patient's condition. Satisfactory images can be obtained even with the finest fiberscope. Nevertheless, our new system costs only $1,000. Therefore, the system is both cost-effective and useful for the outpatient clinic or casual setting or for house calls for the purpose of patient education.