1. Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope

    Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope
    An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elongated housing defining a bore; a rotatable single mode optical fiber having a proximal end and a distal end positioned within and extending the length of the bore of the elongated housing; and an optical system coupled to the distal end of the rotatable single mode optical fiber, positioned to transmit the optical radiation from the single ...
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