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Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) provides high resolution imaging of tissue in vivo. Maintaining a steady contact between target tissue and pCLE probe tip is important for image consistency. In this paper, a new prototype hand-held instrument for in vivo pCLE during Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is presented. The proposed instrument(More)
New optical biopsy methods such as confocal endomicroscopy represent a promising tool for breast conserving surgery, allowing real-time assessment of tumor margins. However, it remains difficult to scan over a large surface area because of the small field-of-view. This paper presents a novel robotic instrument to perform automated scanning with a fiber(More)
Recent work on probe-based confocal endomicroscopy has demonstrated its potential role for real-time assessment of tumour margins during breast conserving surgery. However, endomicroscope probes tend to have a very small field-of-view, making surveillance of large areas of tissue difficult, and limiting practical clinical deployment. In this paper, a new(More)
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