Our Technology

Needle Vision has demonstrated a prototype imaging endoscope with a novel and patented forward-imaging beam steering system that uses a single-element 20 MHz angled-face acoustic transducer combined with an internal rotating variable-angle reflecting surface (VARS). With a fixed transducer position, rotation of the VARS structure within living tissue generates a 2-D angular sector scan of the area directly in front of the instrument. A 3-D image is achieved if the VARS revolutions are accompanied by successive rotations of the transducer. High resolution images of an ex vivo cow eye were obtained utilizing our prototype.

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Imaging of interior of cow eye.