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Next-Generation Stereo Endoscopes are Opening Surgeons' Eyes

BioPhotonics
Jun 2016
Technological advances are paving the way for single-channel stereo endoscopes that are ideal for minimally invasive neurosurgery. New stereo endoscopes also promise to deliver IR fluorescence resolution and 4K resolution.

JAMES SCHLETT, EDITOR, james.schlett@photonics.com

In its drive to explore outer space, NASA is developing optical technology that tests the limits of the laws of physics and promises to turn neurosurgeons into pioneers in innerspace. While minimally invasive neurosurgery is far from being the final frontier in medical science, many neurosurgeons who perform this delicate procedure have been handicapped by technology when exploring the inner realms of the human head. In the course of attempting to locate and remove a tumor via a 15-mm

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