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Disposable optical catheter
The Tomophase approach to optical coherence tomography is designed to operate in conjunction with video or fiber-optic endoscopes. To acquire images of lung tissues, the disposable imaging catheter is inserted into the working channel of the bronchoscope. The near infrared (NIR) light beam emitted from the distal tip of the catheter can then be steered to target the tissue of interest. Back scattered light is collected by the catheter and processed optically and electronically to produce high resolution, real-time and cross-sectional images of the tissues that the light beam penetrates. Credit: Tomophase.
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