Fiberoptic laser angioplasty probe with optical steerability

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Bioengineering
Creator Christensen, Douglas A.; Vincent, G. Michael
Other Author Decker-Dunn, D. L.
Title Fiberoptic laser angioplasty probe with optical steerability
Date 1990
Description We have designed and bench tested an optically steerable fiberoptic probe for use in laser angioplasty. The unique feature of this design is the use of a gradient-index (GRIN) lens attached to the distal end of a seven-fiber bundle. By selecting which fiber of the bundle is illuminated by the source, the radiation pattern from the probe's tip may be steered either straight ahead or off-axis in one of six angularly biased directions. The probe may also be used to collect scattered light (for example, fluorescence) for the purpose of detecting the spatial distribution of the plaque on the vessel's walls.
Type Text
Publisher International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Volume 1201
First Page 108
Last Page 113
DOI 10.1117/12.17525
citatation_issn 0277786X
Subject Fiberoptic probe; GRIN lens; Steerability
Subject LCSH Probes (Electronic instruments); Laser angioplasty; Ray tracing algorithms
Language eng
Conference Title Optical Fibers in Medicine V; Sunday 14 January 1990; Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bibliographic Citation Christensen, D. A., Decker-Dunn, D. L., & Vincent, G. M. (1990). Fiberoptic laser angioplasty probe with optical steerability. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 1201, 108-13.
Rights Management (c)Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
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