11/12/2014

Richard Wolf GmbH

MEDICA 2014: 3-Chip technology enables high-resolution three-dimensional images

Medical-technology company Richard Wolf presents new camera system ENDOCAM Epic 3DHD


(Knittlingen/Düsseldorf, 12 November 2014). 3D technology was not accepted in the field of medicine for a long time. The quality of three-dimensional images was often not adequate for the relevant area of application in laparoscopic surgery. The mainstream “Chip-On-The-Tip” systems have technical limits here due to their physical characteristics. This technical hurdle has been overcome with 3-chip HD technology in which the images are transmitted in the High Definition Standard (Full HD) by two 3-chip HD sensors. Richard Wolf has launched the “ENDOCAM Epic 3DHD” on the market as a camera system with this new technology. The company is currently presenting the system’s practical application to interested surgeons in individual operating theaters throughout Germany. At the MEDICA International Trade Fair for Medical Technology, the system and its application options are being presented at Richard Wolf’s booth (Hall 10, Stand 41).
The high-resolution images of the new 3D technology allow surgeons to work with a high level of precision in increasingly complex interventions and to improve the outcomes of operations. „Three-dimensional imaging is required in laparoscopy when the aim is to produce the best possible natural image of the operating site. The clinical routine reveals a requirement that is actually increasing and demonstrates added value for surgeons and patients alike“, explained Jürgen Steinbeck, Managing Director of Richard Wolf GmbH.
ENDOCAM Epic 3DHD supplies three-dimensional images in high-definition resolution with a high level of detail which comes very close to natural spatial vision. More precise hand-eye coordination for abdominal surgeons, urologists and gynaecologists is facilitated through visualization of the entire surgical field with reproduction of tissue structures in their true spatial position. The high image quality also permits more relaxed working conditions even when operations last for a long time.
ENDOCAM Epic 3DHD is used in operating theaters together with the latest generation of large 32 inch 3D screens. The system also allows the surgeon to simultaneously record the intervention on a USB stick in 3D for presentations and subsequent analysis. These recordings can then be played backed on most 3D televisions with a USB port.


Richard Wolf GmbH is a mid-sized company manufacturing medical instruments. It employs a workforce of more than 1,500 employees and maintains a global network of fourteen subsidiaries and 130 foreign representatives. The company develops, manufactures and markets a large range of products for endoscopy and extracorporeal shock wave treatment in human medicine. Integrated Operating Room Systems complete the product portfolio.


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