Lights, Camera, Karl Storz! Tonight's Episode of `Chicago Hope' to Feature Karl Storz Flexible Endoscope Video Imaging Equipment.Business Editors &Health/Medical Writers
CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--Jan. 20, 2000
Drama Poignantly Illustrates Real World Applications of
Karl Storz Technology
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America Inc., a world leader in minimally invasive surgery minimally invasive surgery Laparoscopic surgery, see there. See Laparoscopic cholecystectomy. , has been tapped for a special cameo appearance in the Jan. 20 episode of &uot;Chicago Hope,&uot; a top-rated CBS-TV program.
In the scene, Mandy Patinkin (Dr. Jeffrey Geiger) uses a Karl Storz flexible endoscope endoscope, any instrument used to look inside the body. Usually consisting of a fiber-optic tube attached to a viewing device, endoscopes are used to explore and biopsy such areas as the colon and the bronchi of the lungs. and video imaging system to perform a bronchoscopic bron·cho·scope
A slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end for inspection of the interior of the bronchi.
bron exam on a patient who is having difficulty breathing following a lung resection operation. As a result of the procedure, Patinkin identifies a ruptured suture line in the right main stem bronchus bronchus: see lungs. and determines that the patient needs additional surgery.
The scene features a variety of Karl Storz instrumentation, including a flexible bronchoscope bronchoscope (brŏng`kəskōp'), long, tubular instrument with a light at the tip that is inserted through the windpipe and bronchial tubes to examine these structures. , Tricam(R) three-chip video camera system, XENON xenon (zē`nŏn) [Gr.,=strange], gaseous chemical element; symbol Xe; at. no. 54; at. wt. 131.29; m.p. −111.9°C;; b.p. −107.1°C;; density 5.86 grams per liter at STP; valence usually 0. 300 light source, video monitor and endoscopy endoscopy
Examination of the body's interior through an instrument inserted into a natural opening or an incision, usually as an outpatient procedure. Endoscopes include the upper gastrointestinal endoscope (for the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum), the colonoscope (for the cart. Additionally, Karl Storz provided video footage of an actual bronchoscopic procedure, which appears on an O.R. monitor during the scene.
&uot;Minimally invasive technology is playing a leading role in transforming the way doctors function in the O.R., in many cases facilitating the timely diagnosis of life-threatening conditions,&uot; said Carl Liebert, Karl Storz's product marketing manager, video documentation systems.
&uot;While tonight's episode is fictitious, such scenes occur on a daily basis in O.R.s across the country. We are pleased to be involved in providing the viewing public with insight into these exciting developments in the field of endoscopy.&uot;
Liebert attended the actual filming and collaborated extensively with &uot;Chicago Hope's&uot; technical advisor, Linda Kline, R.N., providing clinical input on how to set up the scene. At one point, the scene was being staged so Patinkin and an attending resident would perform the procedure looking through the eyepiece Eyepiece
A lens or optical system which offers to the eye the image originating from another system (the objective), at a suitable viewing distance. The image can be virtual. of the endoscope and an attached teaching arm. Liebert counseled that bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy Definition
Bronchoscopy is a procedure in which a cylindrical fiberoptic scope is inserted into the airways. This scope contains a viewing device that allows the visual examination of the lower airways. procedures are now performed using a live video feed, and the scene was modified to use a video endoscopy system.
&uot;The production staff at `Chicago Hope' really benefited from Carl's expertise,&uot; added Kline. &uot;Time is money on the set, but with Carl's input and the user-friendly Karl Storz instrumentation, we were able to put it to good use. We look forward to using Karl Storz instrumentation in future episodes of `Chicago Hope.'&uot;
Karl Storz has secured the permanent placement of its video tower on the &uot;Chicago Hope&uot; set. Additionally, &uot;Chicago Hope's&uot; property master, Ryan Blank, has agreed to use Karl Storz as an endoscopic equipment provider in the future.
Tonight's episode airs at 9 p.m. PT on CBS affiliates across the nation. For more information on &uot;Chicago Hope&uot; and tonight's episode, visit the show's official Web site at www.cbs (Cell Broadcast Service) See cell broadcast. .com/network/tvshows/mini/chicagohope.
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America Inc. is an affiliate of Karl Storz Endoskope GmbH &Co., an international leader for more than 50 years in reusable endoscope technology, encompassing all endoscopic specialties. Based in Tuttlingen, Germany, Karl Storz Endoskope GmbH &Co. is a family-owned company that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship and clinical effectiveness.
For more information, call 800/421-0837, or visit the company's Web site at www.karlstorz.com.