The World of Waves and Particles – Cameras & Photonics from WOM

Minimally invasive procedures have become the gold standard worldwide for many indications. Trocars are inserted into the body through small, up to one centimeter long incisions. The surgical teams insert an endoscope and special surgical instruments into the body through these trocars to diagnose and treat conditions.

LEDs for optimal Lighting Conditions

  • To make sure surgeons can work optimally without direct line of sight, good Camera images and light are needed
  • The optics team of WOM have developed special light sources primarily based on LED technology that are integrated into the Camera systems
  • Together, the Camera and light source ensure monitors have natural colors and optimum resolution

Playback in Medical-HD®

  • Our high-resolution 1-chip Cameras produce images of the body cavities using the Medical-HD® mode developed by WOM
  • In cooperation with clinics and doctors, we have developed special software for the Camera chip
  • This means the images are prepared for medical requirements, for example, to depict more red hues and make vessels easier to see. Images of high resolution can be saved on a separate SD card

Video Lenses for all Needs

  • There are numerous surgical procedures that can be carried out in the human body
  • Accordingly, WOM also develops the associated lenses. In addition to fixed focal lengths, we have special zooms for magnification of the surgical field
  • Universal connectors on the Camera make it possible to connect the best-suited lens system, including endoscopes, for all surgical procedures

Detection Probe and Laser Applications

Gamma Detection Probe
  • Two products complement our optical range for Minimally Invasive Medicine
  • The Gamma Detection Probe helps in cancer therapy
  • Doctors can reliably detect sentinel lymph nodes by using a slightly radioactive contrast agent
  • This provides information about a possible metastasis
  • Previously, many incisions may have been required in the underarm area of a breast cancer patient to locate and remove all the nodes and today these procedures are reduced to a minimum
  • WOM completes this category with a laser used for the fragmentation of kidney and urethral stones