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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Dual field of view optical system for colonoscope
by Katkam, Rajender, M.S., The University of Arizona, 2014, 78; 1564291
Abstract (Summary)

The present dual field of view flexible colonoscope can provide both forward view and radial or backward view of the colon to improve detection of cancerous polyps. The colonoscope has its own illumination that illuminates the parts of the colon viewed by imaging optics. The optical system, limited only by the diffraction effects at the exit pupil over the entire visible spectrum, can provide high resolution and is suitable for color imaging. The flexible colonoscope has an on-board sensor at the proximal end of the colonoscope to improve resolution. The proximal end of colonoscope measures only 8 mm in diameter and 20 mm in length. The present colonoscope has the potential to be scaled down to as small as 6 mm inner diameter from the present 8 mm.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Liang, Rongguang
Commitee: Banerjee, Bhaskar, Koshel, Richard J.
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Optical Sciences
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 53/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Ophthalmology, Optics
Keywords: Cancerous polyps, Dual field of view, Endoscope, Flexible colonoscope, Illumination, Imaging optics, Micro optics
Publication Number: 1564291
ISBN: 978-1-321-15864-9
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