Endoscopic Imaging Devices Using Micromotor Scanners

Introduction Endoscopes are increasingly involved in performing common surgical procedures and in diagnosing cancer and other medical conditions. New technologies can demonstrate significant cost savings by moving these procedures from an inpatient to an outpatient setting. Technology description Researchers at the UW have developed an ultrasonic micro scanner and new endoscopic optical imaging device capable of beam scanning and focus tracing using the micro scanners. The endoscopic imaging device integrates optical coherence tomography (OCT) with confocal microscopy (CM) for high resolution imaging of internal organs. Business opportunity The miniature device is capable of optical beam focusing and high speed beam scanning. It can be endoscopically delivered and permits high resolution imaging of internal organs/systems. The technology is very useful for cancer diagnosis, particularly at early stages. Stage of development Initial data and a working prototype exist for this technology. Intellectual property position

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