Using mouse and bovine models, this Spotlight focuses on the (a) methodology and (b) diagnostic value of two new imaging technologies in order to visualize the physiology and pathology of the male and female genital tracts under in vivo conditions. These methods have been established for their effective use in reproductive medicine by our research team. The following techniques will be covered: (a) digital videomicroscopy and (b) probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE). The aim of the book is to enable researchers to apply these techniques of in vivo microscopy in order to develop new insights into the effects of diseases or drugs on the functional integrity of the male and female genital tracts. Additionally, this book aims to clear the way for the establishment of routine use of pCLE in the daily practice in gynecology and andrology.
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