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Laser-Based Camera Improves View of Carotid Artery

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 23, 2017 — A scanning fiber endoscope (SFE) has been used to acquire high-quality images of possible stroke-causing regions of the carotid artery that may not be detected with conventional radiological techniques. Scanning fiber angioscopic images with red reflectance for structural images (left) and blue fluorescence for label-free biochemical contrast (right). Images demonstrate multiple atherosclerotic lesions with very low fluorescence in the blue spectrum in comparison to the surrounding healthy artery. Courtesy of Michigan Medicine. Originally designed for early cancer detection,...Read full article

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