Fiberoptic techniques in medicine and biology

Abraham Katzir*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 14 Jan 1986


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