Hoya Group's endoscopic imaging devices and solutions division Pentax Medical has introduced its HD Stroboscopy system across Europe, Middle East and Africa, for ENT applications.
The HD Strobe system is claimed to optimise voice assessment, aids detection of subtle pathology by enabling six times the image detail of standard-definition video.
The new endoscopic system provides enhanced visualisation of anatomical structures such as tongue, base of tongue, uvula, epiglottis, vocal folds, false cords, arytenoids, velleculae and pyriform sinus.
The system further allows vibration, symmetry, periodicity, amplitude, mucosal wave and closure to enable clear HD images capture.
Equipped with the strobe light source and HD recording module, the HD Stroboscopy system provides HD 1080i video images and true flashing stroboscopy with pitch tracking dual microphone design.
The CCD characteristic of the camera is exposed to the moving image by a pulse of high intensity light, resulting in a clear image of the vascularity.
In addition to the improved recording facilities, easy report generation, still image capture and DVD burning, the system employs pitch tracking, throat mic or EGG input to lock to the voice’s fundamental frequency, for Fo detection.
The system can be optimised when used in combination with the i-scan imaging technology DEFINA system. The combination of these systems is claimed to improve the clarity of pathology edges and vascularity, resulting in accurate diagnosis.
The new scalable HD Stroboscopy system is yet to be available in Russia.