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1. (WO2001035826) ENDOSCOPE IMAGING METHOD AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/035826    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2000/011481
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 18 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A61B 1/31
A61B 5/06
Applicants: SCHWIND, Hans, Rudolf
MICHAELIDES, Robert
Inventors: SCHWIND, Hans, Rudolf
MICHAELIDES, Robert
Title: ENDOSCOPE IMAGING METHOD AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention relates to an endoscope imaging method and to an endoscope system. According to the inventive method of imaging of an endoscope that is placed in an object to be examined, the steps of evaluating the values that are influenced by the position of the endoscope, determining the positions of different parts of the endoscope from the determined values and schematically representing the endoscope on a screen are carried out in accordance with the position determined. The endoscope system that is appropriate for carrying out the inventive method comprises an endoscope that comprises a plurality of parts the positions of which can be determined, and a monitoring device with a value determining unit for determining the values that are influenced by the position of the endoscope. The system further comprises a position determining device for determining the positions of various parts of the endoscope from the determined values and a screen for representing the endoscope in accordance with the determined positions.