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Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy and Celiac Disease by Roy Jamron
Roy S. Jamron holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Engineering Applied Science from the University of California at Davis, and independently investigates the latest research on celiac disease and related disorders.View all articles by Roy Jamron
Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2006
Hosted by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
11-14th October 2006.
To be presented Oct. 14, 2006:
Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in the diagnosis of Celiac disease R Leong
Optiscans unique and patented technology has miniaturized the microscopes scanning head, so that it is now so small it can fit inside the body. Once the miniaturized scanner is integrated into an endoscope to create an endomicroscope, doctors can for the first time safely and instantly get high quality images of tissue at a cellular level from their patients. This gives doctors new levels of information providing a highly magnified view of living tissue that is entirely consistent with the macroscopic views that they are used to seeing from their endoscopes. This breakthrough technology creates a vast array of new applications, both medical and industrial. Optiscans primary focus is in the medical arena, where it can provide a virtual biopsy, potentially revolutionizing current pathology and histology practices.
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