The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure

What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the president of the International Society of Endomicroscopy. He first noticed the new structure in the clinical arena, which is somewhat unusual these days. Don't miss the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access. Researchers had never before identified the structure using standard histological techniques, but a probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (pCLE) system from Mauna Kea Technologies made it possible. The Cellvizio enables direct visualization of human tissues at the cellular scale and allows doctors to detect anomalies invisible with standard techniques, particularly within the gastrointestinal, urinary, and pulmonary tracts, according to the company's CEO and co-founder, Sacha  Loiseau, PhD. The inventors of the device ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

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