A comparison of videolaryngoscopic technologies

David J. Miller, Nikola Miljkovic, Chad Chiesa, Nathan Schulte, John B. Callahan, Ben H. Boedeker

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Difficulty in managing the airway is a major contributor to the morbidity and mortality of the trauma patient. The video laryngoscope, with its camera at the distal tip of the intubation blade, allows the practitioner an improved view of the glottic opening during intubation. The image from this viewer is transmitted to a monitor, allowing the intubating practitioner to "see around the corner" of a patient's airway. The purpose of the present study was to assess and compare the video quality of commercially available video laryngoscopy systems. It was found that between the STORZ C-MAC™ and the Verathon GlideScope®, there was little difference between the video quality; the difference came down to user preference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Video laryngoscope
  • intubation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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