Video Imaging and Documentation


Book Section

Video imaging and documentation technologies have become commonplace in urologic practice. Improvements in video imaging technology have allowed significant advancements in endourology and minimally invasive urologic surgery. Digital endoscopes, 3D video imaging, high-definition cameras and monitors, and image-guided surgery are facilitating the performance of ever more complex endourologic procedures. Training for these procedures has been advanced by technologies such as virtual-reality simulators and telementoring. As these technologies continue to improve, their use will become more widespread. This chapter will review the current state of the art of video imaging and documentation systems within endourology. Technologic advances and their application in current endourologic practice will be discussed. It is anticipated that this information will help the reader to enhance their video-imaging practices today, and also prepare them for tomorrow's tremendous innovations in advanced imaging modalities. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lipkin, ME; Scales, CD; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • January 5, 2012

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Book Title

  • Smith's Textbook of Endourology: 3rd Edition

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 37

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1444335545

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781444335545

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781444345148.ch3

Citation Source

  • Scopus