Friday, 8 September 2017

New camera that sees through human body

By Ask Biomedical

Scientists in the U.K. have developed a new camera that can see through the human body and track the medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of internal conditions.

The device, developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in the U.K., is able to detect sources of light inside the body, such as the illuminated tip of the endoscope’s long flexible tube.
Until now, it has not been possible to track where an endoscope is located in the body in order to guide it to the right place without using X-rays or other expensive methods, researchers said. Light from the endoscope can pass through the body, but it usually scatters or bounces off tissues and organs rather than travelling straight through.

This makes it nearly impossible to get a clear picture of where the endoscope is. The new camera takes advantage of advanced technology that can detect individual particles of light, called photons.

The technology is so sensitive that it can detect the tiny traces of light that pass through the body’s tissue from the light of the endoscope.

1 comment:

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