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Black Diamond Video’s Gesture Control
delivers comprehensive control of the
8 Megapixel display in the hybrid OR.
With the wave of a hand, choose from
infinite windowing layouts and perform
video routing at any time from the
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SIONS 4k Imaging
Most respondents to our survey work in hospitals with responsibilities ranging from being a member of the surgical team to facility administrator to
materials manager. Their feedback indicates a simultaneous
appreciation for the role this equipment plays, and a cautious
purchasing approach to acquiring the latest and greatest visualization equipment.
Some key takeaways included:
• About 95 percent of respondents indicate monitors and visual-
ization equipment is important or extremely important to their
success in the OR, but nearly all surgeons and surgical techni-
cians ranked this as an extremely important.
• 80 percent of all facility administrators and material managers
view OR visualization equipment as extremely important, and
two-thirds of OR managers and nurses agreed.
Ideas on purchasing priorities:
• 56 percent of respondents state that their visualization equip-
ment “is good for now”.
• Just over 31 percent state that their equipment is either brand
new or recently purchased.
• More than 12 percent indicate the need for replacements or
updates within the next six months.
• Just under half of respondents upgrade visualization equipment
at a timeframe of between 12-20 months.
• 56 percent said they are not on a set schedule for upgrades,
possibly indicating they update as demanded by new procedures, facility expansions or in adopting new technologies.
• Leading drivers of investment include image quality, surgeon
preference and cost.
Technologies currently being employed:
• In line with its relatively new availability, just over four percent
have 4K equipment.
• Surprisingly, 19 percent report still utilizing non-HD visualiza-
tion equipment in some way.
Image Updates Approached Carefully
Readers shared how new resolution and size options impacted purchasing decisions
by Rebecca Rudolph, editor