Image Digitization Systems, Microscopy, Confocal Scanning Laser
Definition : Systems designed to process, display, and store images taken by a confocal scanning laser microscope. These systems typically consist of a laser light source, an image display, and a computerized processor that controls the light source, the image processing, and the display monitor. The system is usually attached to a confocal laser optical microscope that may be used externally (i.e., on the skin) or in endoscopic procedures, either as an integral component of an endoscope or operating through the working channel of a video endoscope. Endoscopic confocal scanning laser microscopy image systems are used mainly to observe the structure of both normal and living cancer cells and may assist in in-vivo histologic diagnosis (e.g., of the gastrointestinal tract) without the need for biopsy.
Entry Terms : "Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy Image Digitization Systems"
UMDC code : 20971