Medical imaging: accurate view of blood vessels for surgery

Medical imaging: obtaining an accurate view of blood vessels for surgery


When the robot guides the surgical catheter precisely

Image: A surgeon points at a screen that shows a roughly round shape; Copyright: PantherMedia/

Optical coherence tomography is a light-based imaging method: a catheter emits infrared light that shows the inside of a blood vessel, as is shown in the picture. This is a possible method to see if the vessel is blocked or injured.

More precision means more safety during surgery

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: beta-web/Schmitz

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