Arthroscopic procedures use the same or similar video chains as endoscopy systems. The systems are designed for viewing and recording color 2-dimensional images produced during endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. There are recent innovations which allow for the production and viewing high definition and 3-dimensional images. Limitations with 3-dimensional imaging display and viewing is discussed in a separate document, the Endoscopy Visualization Technical Review found on the HealthTrust Physician Advisors portal.

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