Fiber Optic Scopes
A fiber optic scope is designed to provide a high-quality image to physicians and medical staff by using fiber optic technology. Unlike radiology scopes, which may use a variety of different technologies, a fiber optic scope can utilize only one type of technology. This can often lead to an issue for patients, especially those who need a refractory scoped or an orthopedic scoped. It is for this reason that it is important to compare different scopes before choosing one that will work best for your medical practice.
In order to make a good comparison between different scopes there are some key measurements that need to be used. The measurement of beam width is called BW. For most fiber optic scopes the measurement of beam width is considered to be 17,000 meter squared, which is measured in meters squared. Just like there is quite a range of quality among fiber optic endoscopes there is also a very large range of quality within the same category. Distal Chip Endoscopes on average have a measurement of just over 18,000 meter square.
The length of the visible portion is known as LOS. For most scopes the length of LOS is generally in meters, however this can vary depending on the type of device in question. Distal chip endoscope typically has the shortest length of LOS, while most optical fibers have a much longer LOS. One other measurement that can be used to determine the quality of a scope is the minimum peripheral vision that is required. Just like at a movie theater, the closer you get to the screen the better your viewing experience will be.
A fiber optic length is usually displayed as a number followed by dots. For instance, a scope with a twenty five meter length of fiber optic has a dot distance of five meters. Scopes with longer lengths generally have a shorter Dot Distance and offer better image quality for all viewers. If you are unsure of how long any particular scope's dot is, you can find it out by looking through the viewfinder.
The optical path of a fiber optic endoscope is usually referred to as the distal. The distance between any two points on the distal is called the distal resolution. The best way to visualize the relationship between the dot and the distance is to imagine a straight line between the two points. This is the way the distance is etched on the fiber optic endoscope.
Fiber Optic Scopes utilize flexible fiberscopes. These allow users to provide greater accuracy and control over the distance. When using flexible fiberscopes to provide light source, users must compensate for the moment when the power is switched off. Fiber Optic scopes also use momentary power controls that keep the power on for just the right moment.
Some other common features include an adjustable workable distance (x) along with a variable correction range (y). For example, the x-ray scope from Metrologics has a working length of nine feet between zero and thirty inches. It also offers a.066'' (1.68mm) distortion ratio, high sensitivity, and high durability.
The other commonly used and versatile fiber optic equipment in the market is the.5 inch (8.5mm) scope from Metrologics. This equipment is ideal for medical imaging applications like computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, ultrasound scan. It is used in various manufacturing industries including medical devices, aerospace, communications, and semiconductor and memory technology. One of its advantages over fiber optics is that it offers high image resolution, high reliability and low cost. In addition, the use of fiber optics makes possible the use of smaller and lighter structures and thus saves cost and weight.