Clinical evaluation of a confocal microendoscope system for imaging the ovary

Anthony A. Tanbakuchi, Andrew R. Rouse, Kenneth D. Hatch, Richard E. Sampliner, Josh A. Udovich, Arthur F. Gmitro

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We have developed a mobile confocal microendoscope system that provides live cellular imaging during surgery to aid in diagnosing microscopic abnormalities including cancer. We present initial clinical trial results using the device to image ovaries in-vivo using fluorescein and ex-vivo results using acridine orange. The imaging catheter has improved depth control and localized dye delivery mechanisms than previously presented. A manual control now provides a simple way for the surgeon to adjust and optimize imaging depth during the procedure while a tiny piezo valve in the imaging catheter controls the dye delivery..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopic Microscopy III
StatePublished - 2008
EventEndoscopic Microscopy III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 20 2008Jan 21 2008

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


OtherEndoscopic Microscopy III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Acridine orange
  • Clinical trials
  • Confocal
  • Endoscope
  • Fluorescein
  • Fluorescence
  • Imaging catheter
  • Laparoscope
  • Microendoscope
  • Microscopy
  • Ovarian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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