NASA Spinoff Database: 3D Endoscope to Boost Safety, Cut Cost of Surgery

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: JPL-SO-190
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Better imaging capabilities for surgery, exploration

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory worked with the brain surgeon who directs the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles to create the first endoscope fit for brain surgery and capable of producing 3D video images. It is also the first to be able to steer its lens back and forth. These improvements to visibility are expected to improve safety, speeding patient recovery and reducing medical costs.

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Page Number in Published book: 24
Manufacturer: Skull Base Institute

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