Ballistic Photons Reveal Endoscope Location During Surgery

Endoscopes are valuable tools for both diagnosis and surgery, but keeping track of exactly where the probe is located within the patient’s body can present difficulties, especially as advances in endoscope design enable them to reach anatomical regions that were previously out of reach. The exact position of the endoscope’s illuminated distal tip can be estimated from its starting point using a surgeon’s good judgment, but a more precise method would be preferable.

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