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Probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy of the Urinary Tract

Probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy of the Urinary Tract: The Technique

Article DOI: 10.3791/4409
January 10th, 2013


Summary January 10th, 2013

Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy enables real-time microscopy of the human urinary tract during cystoscopy, providing dynamic, intravital imaging of pathological states such as bladder cancer with cellular resolution. Endomicroscopy may augment the diagnostic accuracy of standard white light endoscopy and provide intraoperative image guidance to improve surgical resection.

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