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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1473–1476

Urogenital photoacoustic endoscope

Chiye Li, Joon-Mo Yang, Ruimin Chen, Cheng-Hung Yeh, Liren Zhu, Konstantin Maslov, Qifa Zhou, K. Kirk Shung, and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1473-1476 (2014)

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Photoacoustic (PA) endoscopy for human urogenital imaging has the potential to diagnose many important diseases, such as endometrial and prostate cancers. We have specifically developed a 12.7 mm diameter, rigid, side-scanning PA endoscopic probe for such applications. The key features of this endoscope are the streamlined structure for smooth cavity introduction and the proximal actuation mechanism for fast scanning. Here we describe the probe’s composition and scanning mechanism and present in vivo experimental results suggesting its potential for comprehensive clinical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.5120) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photoacoustic imaging

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: December 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2014
Published: March 10, 2014

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Chiye Li, Joon-Mo Yang, Ruimin Chen, Cheng-Hung Yeh, Liren Zhu, Konstantin Maslov, Qifa Zhou, K. Kirk Shung, and Lihong V. Wang, "Urogenital photoacoustic endoscope," Opt. Lett. 39, 1473-1476 (2014)

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