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Miniature endoscope captures 3-D images

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Michael A. Greenwood

An ultraminiature endoscope that offers three-dimensional imaging and enough flexibility to reach particularly delicate regions of the body has been developed by researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Although the endoscope has been a familiar medical tool for decades, its usefulness is often limited by its size, inflexibility and less-than-perfect picture quality. Miniature endoscopes currently use bundles of optical fibers to transmit a two-dimensional image. However, bundling makes the device larger...Read full article

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