Sony has rolled out medical monitors to combine 4K and 3D imaging technologies, delivering high-brightness, enhanced resolution and increased depth of field for a range of medical applications.

The 4K 3D surgical monitors are LMD-X550MT (55”) and LMD-X310MT (31”) and are designed for use with 4K or 3D endoscopes and surgical microscopes in operating rooms, as well as in medical facilities for training and education.

The new monitors display 2D and 3D content in 4K or HD resolution.

As 4K and next generation 3D endoscopes are being launched on to the market, Sony launched these products to tap the demand for quality, flexible display solutions that can match the image quality.

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Featuring a slender chassis and narrow bezel, the new 4K 3D monitors provide many of the same features and technologies found in Sony’s medical monitor line up.

4K offers four times the resolution of HD, leading to enhanced clarity, higher contrast and more accurate colour reproduction.

Given the increased number of pixels in a 4K image, objects displayed are more defined compared to a high-definition image, which helps improve surgical vision.

3D visualisation has been clinically proven to improve surgical accuracy, reduce procedure times and deliver realistic depth perception.

The combination of 4K and 3D expands the visualisation capabilities for surgical teams, where earlier 3D imagery was limited to HD resolution.

Sony European product marketing manager John Herman said: “With the introduction of these monitors, Sony has combined the best of both 4K and 3D worlds.

"3D visualisation has been clinically proven to improve surgical accuracy, reduce procedure times and deliver realistic depth perception."

“Namely improved surgical vision through higher resolution, enhanced identification of tissue surface structure from increased brightness and colour reproduction and improvements in surgical accuracy with increased depth perception from 3D visualisation.”

The new monitor series can display an increased number of 3D signal formats, compared to existing models, in both HD and 4K resolutions.

Further, the new monitors can combine and reproduce the full HD resolution of both left and right channels, whereas conventional 3D monitors have to discard 50% of the vertical resolution as they are limited to using an HD panel.

Image: Sony’s new medical monitor with 4K and 3D imaging capability. Photo: courtesy of Sony Corporation.