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A modern endoscope must provide a brilliant image of hidden body cavities. The key parameters to be taken into account are light intensity, depth of focus, magnification, contrast and resolution. The introduction of the rod lens system according to Professor Harold H. Hopkins created the basis for optimal image transmission in endoscopy, allowing a highly realistic image of the surface and structure of internal organs to be produced. This lens system has been continuously advanced and still sets standards worldwide. The high optical quality and power of KARL STORZ endoscopes are a delight to all practitioners.

In addition to the traditional rod lens system, video endoscopes utilizing electronic image sensors (CCD, CMOS) positioned at the tip instead of an optical transmission system have become increasingly important. The company’s decades of experience in video endoscopy ensures that the KARL STORZ laboratories are continuously developing technological innovations.