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Fiberoptic Techniques in Medicine and Biology
Author(s): Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing interest in the use of optical fibers in medicine. Three areas of interest are briefly reviewed: (a) Endoscopy - image transmission through fiberoptic bundles; (b) Diagnostics - physical and chemical measurements using fibers; (c) Power Transmission - delivery of high power laser beams through fibers. A thin and flexible endoscope may incorporate a fiberscope, diagnostic fibers and a power fiber. A physician would insert it into the body, and use it either as a diagnostic tool or for least invasive surgical procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950719
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Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv University (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0576:
Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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