This Tiny Camera Could Take Real Time Images From Inside Your Arteries

IFL Science- Real-time, three-dimensional images from inside veins and arteries should soon be available to surgeons conducting heart surgery thanks to a camera 1.5mm across but with the capacity to produce 60 frames a second with a view of the inside of a vessel in multiple directions.

It's not quite Fantastic Voyage, where a miniaturized submarine a micrometer across travels through the blood system to break up a clot, but Professor F. Levent Degertekin has put a 20MHz ultrasonic transducer on a chip small enough to fit on the end of a wire that can follow the bends of the body to get from a limb to the heart.

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