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Cardiovascular Cameras & Cardiovascular Endoscopy

Cardiovascular medical cameras for interventional cardiology require uncompromising visualization and maneuverability. As with other delicate minimally invasive procedures, cardiovascular endoscopy requires especially thin, highly flexible endoscopes to view and navigate the chambers of the heart and circulatory system tree. The working channel must be illuminated and essential camera clear at all times via irrigation to see even the darkest/tiniest regions of the cardiovascular system. High-performance visualization is especially vital for minimally invasive cardiovascular diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, and follow-up monitoring. Today, such procedures are performed in a variety of clinical settings: hospital standard operating room, specialized cardiac unit, or surgical center. Recovery can require postop stays with further high-precision imaging within a specialized cardiac intensive-care unit.

Heart disease remains the number 1 killer worldwide according to recent data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been considered a pandemic long before COVID-19. The rising geriatric population coupled with increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases continue to fuel advances in cardiovascular medical camera technology. According to recent data, the multi-billion-dollar global market for Interventional Cardiology Devices is expected to reach USD 20.85 Billion by 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% worldwide.

The Advantage of Customized Cardiovascular Cameras

The micro ScoutCam™ is the world’s smallest medical device camera, 1.0mm including illumination. It has been selected by Fortune 500 companies for easy integration in cardiovascular endoscopy equipment. Clinical experience of over two decades covers the company’s customizable core technology for medical device cameras, which are suitable for reusable as well as single-use/disposable devices. Superior views of insertion, combined with high performance even in narrow lumens can help avoid channel tissue damage during cardiovascular procedures.

Clinical Applications in Interventional Cardiology

For interventional cardiology, the tiny micro ScoutCam™ camera size enables a maximum working channel for low-profile diagnostic and therapeutic devices. This micro technology can be customized for precision cardiovascular endoscopy procedures utilizing angioplasty balloons (normal and drug-eluting balloons), catheters, stent-delivery systems, devices for plaque-modification, and hemodynamic flow-alteration, contrast media administration as well as robot-assisted cardiac surgery. High-definition direct visualization is also important for cleansing the working channel. The technology can be integrated into direct-suction and evacuation devices that remove gelatinous materials and fluids during minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures.

Benefits

Cardiovascular equipment providers can benefit from customized solutions that utilize clinically proven miniature cameras with full integration of the latest micro endoscopic camera technology and related components:

  • Integrated illumination allows for high-quality imagining while maintaining small diameter from 1mm in single-use and multi-use micro cameras

  • Patented system for integrated irrigation of camera head, reducing overall diameter and streamlining the endoscopic process

  • Waterproof construction enables a wide array of investigations in wet environments

  • Single-use design via integrated irrigation and illumination systems

  • Wireless transmission ideal for OR use via option for zero latency wireless video transmission – RF protected and resistant to magnetic fields

Tiny Cardiovascular Cameras with Massive Flexibility

Tailored micro-visualization solutions for procedures requiring cardiovascular cameras are based on flexible “building blocks” consisting of the core in-house technology and complementary components:

  • Micro CMOS sensors include proprietary and off-the-shelf, high-resolution miniature sensors from 40Kpx to HD

  • Proprietary optic designs and micro-lenses assembly

  • High-end DSP video processors providing optimal image quality

  • Endoscopes – Leading types including rigid, semi-flexible, steerable and flexible endoscopes

  • Superior illumination using FO or LED

  • Long, lightweight cables with cable diameter of 0.58 mm and cable-length of up to 30m+

  • Ultrasound Option for guidance into position when visibility is not possible

  • Procedure-specific tools (versus generic scopes with tools for every procedure) lower the cost and make the procedure achievable to all

Partnering with leading medical equipment providers, ScoutCam is refining the quality of health care through visual solutions that are less invasive and smaller than ever before.
Contact us to learn more about solutions for minimally-invasive cardiovascular equipment providers.