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Optical Engineering

Fiber Optic Angioscopes
Author(s): Frank D. D'Amalio; Steven T. DeLisi; Anthony Rega
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Paper Abstract

A new product for the direct visualization of cardiovascular and peripheral arterial systems has been investigated and developed using a miniature 1.0 mm diameter fiber optic system. This paper presents documentation of the major design parameters that should be considered in angioscope instrument development. The instrument described incorporates a concentric image system/outer shaft design for truer imaging; a working diameter of 1.5 mm, affording visualization of approximately 80% of the coronary arteries; a depth of field experimentally honed to 2 mm to 25 mm; and a system resolution of over 60 l/mm within the typical inspection range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 24(4) 244672 doi: 10.1117/12.7973549
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 24, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Frank D. D'Amalio, American ACMI (United States)
Steven T. DeLisi, American ACMI (United States)
Anthony Rega, American ACMI (United States)

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