In situ optical biopsy with a confocal microendoscope

A. F. Gmitro, A. R. Rouse, Y. S. Sabharwal

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Abstract

A confocal microendoscope for in situ optical biopsy has been developed. The system couples a slit-scan confocal fluorescence microscope to an optical catheter, consisting of a coherent fiber-optic imaging bundle, or a fiber bundle with a miniature objective and hydraulic focussing mechanism. The confocal microendoscope provides adequate image quality to visualize individual cells and sub-cellular structures. Vital fluorescent dyes are used with the system as selective stains for histophatologic evaluation of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1042
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000

Keywords

  • Confocal
  • Endoscopy
  • Optical biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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