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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 14 Jan 1986|