They used a device called a miniaturized microendoscope
to monitor the brain activities of mice during social situations.
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," Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol.
Uram, "Ophthalmic laser microendoscope
ciliary process ablation in the management of neovascular glaucoma," Ophthalmology, vol.
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," Molecular Imaging and Biology, vol.
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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
Dual modality microendoscope
with optical zoom capability.
The Solos MammoView Breast Endoscopy System includes a Microendoscope
, Introducer, Dilator Set, and Cytology Retrieval Kit.
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.