by Israel Gannot
Thermal imaging is considered to be non specific. Thermal images cannot be transmitted by commercial SiO2 imaging bundles used in every endoscope. Laser energy in the mid IR cannot be transmitted in SiO2 fibers as well. Thus cannot be applied inside the body.
This multi avenue project is aimed at development of a system that can transmit IR laser energy through specialty fibers, Retrieve thermal images from within body cavities for the purpose of diagnostic and feedback for optimization of a laser tissue interaction within body cavities.
This talk will describe the theoretical and the experimental parts of this project and will be opened for discussions regarding possible investigational applications at the GW medical center.