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PDF ISBN: 9781510601604 | Print ISBN: 9781510601611
Miniature optical systems required for digital endoscopes present unique challenges in lens design and manufacture. This Spotlight provides a tutorial on the key optical design considerations required for video endoscope systems. The text compares different types of endoscopes and discusses their advantages and disadvantages. Key areas of clinical importance to the medical industry are stressed. The book also presents endoscope specifications, international standards, and several design examples.
This eBook discusses the optics of digital endoscopes, whether used for flexible
or rigid applications. As the optical engineering community is challenged to
provide ever-decreasing diameters and ever-increasing pixel counts, the optical
engineer has to be aware of the clinical trade-offs that are inevitable in their
new innovative designs. At every step in the development of digital endoscopes,
the designer must consider the bottom line, which is what is of importance to
the physician and, therefore, what is of importance to the patient.