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

A new product for the direct visualization of cardiovascular and peripherial arterial systems has been investigated and developed using a miniature 1.0 mm diameter fiber optic system. The article 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 to approximately 80% of the coronary arteries, a depth of field experimentally honed to 2mm - 25mm, and a system resolution of over 60 L/mm within the typical inspection range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943906
Show Author Affiliations
Frank D. D'Amelio, American ACMI, Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation (United States)
Steven T. DeLisi, American ACMI, Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation (United States)
Anthony Rega, American ACMI, Division of American Hospital Supply Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0494:
Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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