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Ultrathin fiberscope for stereoscopic vision
Author(s): Keiji Kaneda; T. Ohashi; Takashi Tsumanuma; Kazuo Sanada
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Paper Abstract

Endoscope for stereoscopic vision is in great demand for medical field to diagnose and treat disease parts of patients more precisely. The authors are convinced that the silica based imagefiber is suitable for making a thinner fiberscope for stereoscopic vision. The structure of the fiberscope and the quality of transmitted image have been investigated. It has been found that stereognosis depends on the magnification of eyepiece, distance between left and right objective lenses and the image quality between two transmitting systems. On the basis of these results, the ultrathin fiberscope with silica based imagefibers for stereoscopic vision have been developed. The diameter of fiberscope is only 2 mm with two transmitting systems that consist of two imagefibers with 10000 pixels and lightguide for illumination and objective lenses. This fiberscope for stereoscopic vision can be used for the micro surgery, such as the laparoscopic surgery and the thoracoscopic surgery required for the thin diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146357
Show Author Affiliations
Keiji Kaneda, Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)
T. Ohashi, Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)
Takashi Tsumanuma, Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)
Kazuo Sanada, Fujikura Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1893:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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