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VISERATM Multi-Specialty Digital Imaging Platform
Fact Sheet: October 2004

VISERATM is the world’s first integrated surgical imaging and information platform for use in the operating room. Developed in response to the many doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have sought high performance, multi-specialty utilization, and ease of use, VISERA was also designed to improve operating room efficiency and standardization in hospitals.

Cost-effective, cross-specialty utilization VISERA allows you to customize each procedure while maintaining standardization on your surgical platform, creating greater operating efficiency for OR staff and surgeons alike.

The VISERA platform supports a wide range of surgical specialties including: General surgery, gynecology, urology, orthopedics, anesthesia, pulmonology, thoracic, colorectal, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. It can also be upgraded to meet the changing and diverse needs of a facility’s medical staff by adding Build On Demand (BOD) modules even after the unit has been purchased and installed. The platform builds on the autoclavability of EndoEYE™ surgical videoscopes and camera heads that have already been well accepted by the market. Autoclave sterilization shortens the set-up and reprocessing time and reduces the running cost of medical devices. Additionally, high-quality still and moving digital images can be recorded, stored and forwarded, making application and management of recorded images smoother than ever. Picture-in-Picture imaging is another feature that further enhances VISERA’s performance capabilities.

VISERA platform components The VISERA platform powers both rigid and flexible EndoEYE™ surgical videoscopes. The rigid EndoEYE videoscopes are designed for general surgery, urology, and gynecology laparoscopic applications. A deflectable tip EndoEYE laparo-thoracic videoscope is also available. Flexible EndoEYE videoscopes are available for ENT (rhinolaryngoscopy), gynecology (hysteroscopy), urology (cystoscopy), thoracic (thorascoscopy), and anesthesiology (intubation) applications. VISERA also features 17 camera heads, many of which are autoclavable.

For more information, please call Olympus America Inc. Medical Systems Group at 1-800-548-5515, or visit

Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in healthcare and consumer electronics worldwide.

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  • minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical endoscopes;
  • advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • lab automation systems, chemistry-immuno and blood bank analyzers and reagents; and
  • digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.
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