Special Issue "Fibre-Optic Devices for Minimally Invasive Medical Procedures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 10386
Currently, there is a trend towards minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. Here, only small incisions are used, leading to improved patient outcomes with reduced recovery times, patient discomfort, and healthcare costs. However, accurate and efficient guidance of medical devices within the body is crucial for minimally invasive procedures, and without a direct line of sight, clinicians must rely on state-of-the-art sensing and imaging. This critical need for improved guidance has driven a surge of research into miniaturised devices.
Optical fibres are well-suited to applications in minimally invasive medical procedures, presenting advantages including high signal fidelity, low manufacturing cost, low loss over large lengths, small lateral dimensions, and physical robustness. Fibre-based devices open up new avenues for sensing, therapy, and imaging from within the body, with examples ranging from optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging to shape sensing. This Special Issue is dedicated to highlighting innovative developments in optical fibre sensors for minimally invasive medical procedures. In particular, there will be an emphasis on novel devices with applications in imaging, physiological, and molecular sensing, and tracking within the body, as well as multimodality/multiparameter devices which combine imaging, sensing, and therapy. The Guest Editors cordially invite you to submit your latest research as a full paper or communication paper to this Special Issue devoted to “Fibre-Optic Devices for Minimally Invasive Medical Procedures”.
Dr. Sacha Noimark
Dr. Joanna M. Coote
Dr. Richard J. Colchester
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fibre optic sensor
- Fibre optic imaging
- Optical coherence tomography
- Physiological sensors
- Molecular sensors
- Fibre optic tracking
- Fibre optic ultrasound
- Fibre optic shape sensing
- Fibre spectroscopy
- Magnetic sensors
- Electric field/potential sensors
- Multi-parameter sensors
- Multimodal imaging
- Combined imaging and sensing or therapy devices
- Haptic and force sensors