QUEENS MEDICAL INSTITUTE, EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 4, 2017) (BBC) – Scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in Scotland have developed a new camera that can see through the human body to help doctors track medical tools inside the body.
The new device detects a source of light from inside, such as the illuminated tip of an endoscope. Until now X-rays or other expensive methods have been used to track medical equipment during procedures.
Professor Kev Dhaliwal Chair of Healthcare Technology at the University of Edinburgh said that the technology would enable doctors and surgeons to be more precise during medical procedures inside the human body.
Early tests have shown the prototype device could track a point light source through 20cm of tissue under normal conditions.