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Cell viZio. Biomedical engineer demonstrating the cell viZio imaging system. The cell viZio, which was developed by Mauna Kea Technologies, France, allows microscopic images of tissue to be taken in situ. The system consists of a long tube containing several thousand flexible optical fibres. At the tip of the tube is a very thin probe (350 microns diameter), which can enter the tissue. A laser shines on the tissue and relays the digital microscopic image to a computer, which displays the image on a monitor (left). The cell viZio allows minimally invasive optical imaging in living animals and optical biopsies to diagnose diseases such as cancer.
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