A research team from Leibniz IPHT and Jena University Hospital has developed a new type of fiber probe for medical imaging in collaboration with the Jena-based company Grintech. The camera probe uses non-linear multimodal imaging techniques to generate high-precision images of tissue samples at cellular level.

The technology could thus enable improved diagnostics without invasive methods such as biopsies for a variety of diseases, for example in the field of dermatology and gastroenterology, as well as in neurosurgery or head and neck surgery, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

Scientific publication

The research team published the results on August 23, 2023 in the renowned journal Scientific Reports.

Bae, H., Rodewald, M., Meyer-Zedler, T. et al. Feasibility studies of multimodal nonlinear endoscopy using multicore fiber bundles for remote scanning from tissue sections to bulk organs. Sci Rep 13, 13779 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-40944-6

In the picture:
Dr. Tobias Meyer-Zedler, author of the paper and scientist at Leibniz IPHT, co-developed the new fibre probe.