Endorama® Succesfully Tested on Patients
The “Endorama®“ system of Fraunhofer Institute IIS provides image panoramas in real times and thus allows a complete digital and image-based documentation of an endoscopic examination.
An application example for the panorama endoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the bladder by the use of a rigid or flexible cystoscope. During the examination, the “Endorama®“ system fuses the acquired endoscopic images from the bladder to a panoramic image. This panorama is displayed for the physician in real time on a screen. “Endorama®“ thus allows an easy and clear image documentation of the clinical findings in the bladder in relation to relevant structures such as the ostia or the bladder neck.
The advantage of this system: Conspicuous structures or areas after surgeries can be labelled interactively and can thus be reliable relocated during a later examination. The fast and straightforward generation of the image panoramas in high quality can thus enhance the documentation of the examination as well as the data exchange with external physicians.In the context of a technical evaluation, the “Endorama®“ system has successfully been applied to patients in the clinic of urology in Mannheim in July 2016.
“Endorama®“ has not yet been certified as a medical product. Fraunhofer Institute IIS presents this functional prototype with the aim of engaging partners for further development as well as for production and marketing.