Microcameras May Lead to Disposable Endoscopes
The low cost of producing the microcamera could allow physicians to dispose of endoscopes after one use, said IZM scientist Martin Wilke.
Unlike previous digital cameras, the entire new microcamera — one cubic millimeter — can fit on the tip of an endoscope, allowing for high quality images with thin endoscopes.
Read the news release on possible disposable endoscopes.
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