1. Passively Driven Probe Based on Miniaturized Propeller for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography

    Passively Driven Probe Based on Miniaturized Propeller for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography

    Optical coherent tomography (OCT) has enabled clinical applications ranging from ophthalmology to cardiology that revolutionized in vivo medical diagnostics in the last few decades, and a variety of endoscopic probes have been developed in order to meet the needs of various endoscopic OCT imaging. We propose a passive driven intravascular optical coherent tomography (IV-OCT) probe in this paper. Instead of using any electrically driven scanning device, the probe makes use of the kinetic energy of the fluid that flushes away the blood during the intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging. The probe converts it into the rotational kinetic energy of the ...

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