Imaging Technologies

The camera is the central focus of any endoscopic imaging tower. Large volumes of surgical images and videos are processed at this central hub for documentation purposes and further clinical review. The requirements for endoscopic camera systems vary enormously depending on the area of application and specific end user needs.

Maximum resolution and precise, natural color replication are generally top priorities. However, the particularly high, temporal image resolution of a high-speed camera is sometimes also an important factor. In other situations compact design may be necessary where space is at a premium, or spatial 3D visualization may constitute a particularly important feature. When an operation has to be carried out in a large, dark location the endoscopy camera needs to be particularly sensitive to light. On the other hand, a doctor working in private practice who only carries out diagnostic work will require a cost-effective endoscopic camera with universal application and easy operation to support his diagnostic processes.

Richard Wolf supplies high-quality cameras from the ENDOCAM HD product series to meet the requirements of all these different endoscopic applications. These ENDOCAM technologies use sensors in 1-chip and 3-chip technology, as well as CCD and CMOS sensors. Large sensors can be used in a camera head while uniquely small sensors form the basis of distal “chip-on-the-tip” applications and stereo 3D camera technology in dual Full HD resolution. Naturally, the latest HD signal standards, such as 3G SDI and 1080p are also supported with these products.

As an innovative manufacturer, Richard Wolf supplies the complete range of imaging technologies—with a systematic approach for the best results.