1 August 1985 Fiber Optic Angioscopes
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Abstract
A new product for the direct visualization of cardiovascular and peripheral arterial systems has been investigated and developed using a miniature 1.0 mm diameter fiber optic system. This paper presents documentation of the major design parameters that should be considered in angioscope instrument development. The instrument described incorporates a concentric image system/outer shaft design for truer imaging; a working diameter of 1.5 mm, affording visualization of approximately 80% of the coronary arteries; a depth of field experimentally honed to 2 mm to 25 mm; and a system resolution of over 60 l/mm within the typical inspection range.
Frank D. D'Amalio, Steven T. DeLisi, Anthony Rega, "Fiber Optic Angioscopes," Optical Engineering 24(4), 244672 (1 August 1985). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973549 . Submission:
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