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fibre optics

The science and technology of the transmission of light, including coherent laser light, along optical fibres and its applications. This has become important in medicine and surgery as it provides a method of internal illumination and examination through a natural orifice or through a very small artificial opening (endoscopy). Optical fibres can guide light around corners by virtue of the principle of total internal reflection. Bundles of fibres are used.
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The rate of recurrence after Fibreoptic video-endoscopic excision was studied.
Clinical profile of patients undergoing fibreoptic bronchoscopy in a tertiary care setting.
New options for airway management: intubating fibreoptic stylets.
The fibreoptic bronchoscope is inserted through the laryngeal airway to visualise the vocal cords and the carina.
Most institutions use video endoscopic equipment but have some fibreoptic equipment as backup.
Effect of fibreoptic bronchoscopy on pulmonary function.
Fluids, fibreoptic cables and other infrastructure elements are channelled through the fabric by means of laminated bladders.
Sputum cytology is now, however, less commonly used, as fibreoptic bronchoscopy has become more widely available and is known to give a high diagnostic yield [3].
Tenders are invited for Purchase of fibreoptic cyctoscope
Then in 1966 fibreoptic bronchoscope was invented by a Japanese called Shigeto Ikeda.