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1. (WO2017149814) ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND ENDOSCOPE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149814    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2016/077264
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 16 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 1/04
A61B 1/00
G02B 23/24
Applicants: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
オリンパス株式会社
Inventors: KUGIMIYA Hideyuki
釘宮 秀之
KOSHIDA Ryo
越田 亮
YOKOUCHI Masahito
横内 理人
Title: ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND ENDOSCOPE
Abstract:
This endoscope system is equipped with: an imaging element 14 for imaging the interior of an imaging subject and outputting two or more digital signals; a photoelectric conversion unit 27 for converting the two or more digital signals outputted by the imaging element 14 into optical signals, and outputting the optical signals; an optical transmission unit 5a which includes two or more optical transmission members, and is adapted so as to transmit the two or more optical signals outputted by the photoelectric conversion unit 27 in parallel via the two or more optical transmission members; and an output selection unit 26 which is provided between the imaging element 14 and the photoelectric conversion unit 27, and which, on the basis of the state of transmission of the data that is optically transmitted by the optical transmission unit 5a, is capable of combining the two or more digital signals to be supplied to the two or more optical transmission members, and outputting the combined signals to one optical transmission member.