Digital Camera – A Review Of Its Applications In Urology And Genitourinary Surgery
Dr Iqbal Singh,M.Ch (Urology,AIIMS),DNB (Uro),MS,DNB(Surg), MNAMS,Professor&Senior Consultant Urologist,Dept of Surgery, UCMS,F-14 South Extension Part-2,NDSE-2,New Delhi-110049.(India).Tel:(Resi)-91-11-26257693,(Fax)-91-11-22590495 Email:email@example.com
Aims: To choose the right digital imaging device and to report and review on the various applications of a digital camera in our urological setting. Advances and newer emerging tools in the field of digital imaging makes it mandatory for a urologist to acquaint oneself with the basics of digital imaging, so as to enable oneself to choose the appropriate system compatible with oneâ€™s requirement and work setting. Methods: We have reviewed the basic technical literature on digital photography and the factors to be considered while choosing the right digital camera. We have described the usage and testing of three such camera devices (Sony Mavica FD73â„¢, Sony Cybershotâ„¢ (DSC-T10) and the Nokiaâ„¢ 6270 mobile phone in built camera device) in our hospital urological setting over the last three years.
Results: The right digital camera must have at least 2-4 mega-pixel resolution with a macro mode; CCD sensor, adequate compression, high memory and at least 4x optical zoom with white balance.
Conclusion: The digital camera is like a hand held mobile scanner that allows instant digital data acquisition. It is a portable, extremely versatile, reliable and efficient device to capture, store and reproduce digital images throughout the urological setting in any compatible format. It should be considered as a standard accessory by all practicing urologists and surgeons, so as to maintain a reliable documentation of all their records and investigations in a readily reproducible format.