PatCom Video-stroboscopy with Global Shutter Technology
The PatCom Strobe system for Videostroboscopy can be used with a rigid endoscope (also known as Hopkins rod-lens) as well as a flexible fiberoptic endoscope.
The benefit of using PatCom Medical rigid endoscopes is image quality. Even the most sophisticated flexible endoscopes available today fall short of the image quality that can be produced with rigid endoscopes and an external camera during videostroboscopy. The reason behind it is the large diameter of the rigid endoscope as well as its design of glass lenses. It allows more light to travel through and to be projected onto the large camera sensor of the external camera.
The benefit of using PatCom Medical flexible fiber optic endoscopes is flexibility. A 3.4mm diameter nasal flexible endoscope is sometimes better tolerated by patients than a 10mm diameter rigid endoscope that is placed trans-orally. Furthermore, the flexible endoscope set up allows the clinician to perform not only stroboscopy but other assessments such as FEES or laryngoscopies.
There are pros and cons to both set ups and the best set up might be the combination of both rigid endoscope and flexible endoscope videostroboscopy.
The M-Cam HD camera that PatCom Medical uses for its videostroboscopy application is a global shutter camera. This shutter technology is beneficial when there is no continuous light source. It will avoid horizontal lines and artifacts. In addition to this, the camera is equipped with a button to regulate exposure time during videostroboscopy. This allows the camera to accept more light in to produce a brighter image. The camera does not require a control unit and instead connects to either Windows or Mac computers with one USB cable.
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- Remote access software service included
Free loaner during repair
One of the the main reasons PatCom Medical Inc. was established is the desire to commit to a level of customer service that goes above and beyond what others do. The PatCom service concept includes a variety of more and less common elements that ensure our customers are able to perform their own work without interruption. However, it this the underlying understanding of everyone at PatCom to make our customer’s problems ours to solve that sets us apart.
As responsiveness is a key element of good service we offer support 7 days a week by phone, email and text. We offer remote access service free of charge where we have the ability to take control of your Stroboscopy system’s computer to solve any software related issues within minutes.
If your equipment ever needs to be serviced at our service center we offer free loaners during the repair process. To keep the turn around time itself as short as possible a US based service center is available.
There is a chance that you have existing stroboscopy equipment from a third party manufacturer. PatCom Medical is able to provide service for a number of systems and is able to integrate new equipment with what you already own.
What is Videostroboscopy?
Voice disorders are often caused by problems in the larynx (voice box) and/or throat, a thorough examination of the voice box and throat is key to the identification of the etiology of voice disorders. Laryngeal Videostroboscopy enables the view of the vocal folds (vocal cords) to see how they move. The vibration of the vocal folds is too fast for the human eye to see the actual movement. During regular speech, the vocal folds of a male vibrate an average of 100-130 times a second, and for a female, the vocal folds vibrate an average of 190-220 times a second. Laryngeal Videostrobscopy uses a strobe light (flashing light) to create a series of images that appear to be slow motion of the vocal folds movement. Slowing down the vibration of the vocal folds allows the clinical assessment of such movement.
The combination of excellent medical equipment for the procedure of flexible or rigid scope videostroboscopy and one of a kind customer service is how Patcom Medical would like to win and keep their customers. The team at PatCom has many years of experience in the field and is committed to doing its part in improving patient care on an ongoing basis.