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How Machine Vision Cameras Help Medicine

In our White Paper we explore the role that Machine Vision (MV) cameras play in today's medical applications, which factors matter most in selecting the right camera for medicine and why color fidelity is especially crucial in this field. The importance of sensor technology is also discussed.

For many medical applications, cameras are now considered an essential component. Yet the huge selection of sensors and interfaces means that it's not always easy to determine which camera is right for that specific application. Both application-specific and more general factors can influence this decision.

To support the selection process, the authors of this white paper — Basler Product Managers Peter Behringer and Denis Dettmer:

describe seven camera criteria that should be considered when making the decision.

provide ten reasons why MV cameras are outstandingly well suited for medical use.

summarize, in seven essential points, why modern CMOS sensor technology is continuing to grow more attractive for use in the medicine and life sciences fields.

Topics that we'll address in detail in our White Paper

  • Seven selection criteria for cameras for medical applications
  • Ten reasons in favor of MV cameras in medicine

The importance of color fidelity in medical-related camera applications:

  • From object to measurement value: How digital cameras depict color
  • Calculating the RGB value
  • Color calibration
  • Gamma correction
  • Color calibration in practice

Switching from CCD to CMOS sensor technology:

  • What is the difference between the two sensor technologies?
  • CCD sensor design
  • CMOS sensor design
  • Seven benefits of CMOS technology for medical and life science applications

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