microendoscope

microendoscope

A small-bore endoscope, sometimes arbitrarily defined as having a diameter of < 3.0 mm.

microendoscope

Surgery An endoscope with a diameter of < 3.0 mm. See Endoscopy.
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A low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope, developed by bioengineers at Rice University, Houston, Texas, eventually could eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer.
For patients, biopsies are stressful and sometimes painful," said lead researcher Rebecca Richards-Kortum, professor at Rice University where the new microendoscope was developed.
Using a novel multiphoton microendoscope device recently developed by myself and collaborators, I here aim to overcome tissue penetration limits and identify important progression events deeply inside tumors.
The Solos MammoView Breast Endoscopy System includes a Microendoscope, Introducer, Dilator Set, and Cytology Retrieval Kit.
Noninvasive imaging of oral neoplasia with a high-resolution fiber-optic microendoscope.
The MastaScope(TM) is a microendoscope which is inserted into a women's breast, permitting the physician to visualize the interior of the milk ducts.