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Endomicroscopy

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Abstract

Endomicroscopy is an emerging area encompassing several imaging modalities starting from wide-field imaging, confocal imaging, nonlinear imaging, optical coherence tomography, and others; it applies several modern technologies spanning from new detectors and sources, fiber optics, integrated micromechanical systems, new fabrication technologies, and biochemical contrasts. Endomicroscopy continuously increases its presence in clinical studies and applications. This chapter will first provide a brief introduction of endomicroscopy and then focus on design requirements and system components. This chapter will also discuss its applications in animal and clinical studies.

Keywords

Optical Coherence Tomography Numerical Aperture Photonic Crystal Fiber Optical Coherence Tomography System Grin Lens 
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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Dr. Mark Pierce and Dr. Michal Pawlowski for a tremendous help, many suggestions, and discussions over the course of work to write this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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