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  • Basics on Optical Biopsy

What is Optical Biopsy?

Optical Biopsy is the acquisition of microscopic images of a tissue, instantaneously and in a minimally invasive manner, to characterize tissue in vivo, during an endoscopic or surgical procedure*.

Optical Biopsy offers the potential to the physician to take unlimited biopsies and reduce the need for physical biopsies that are more invasive and imply a delay in the interpretation. It also provides the finest information available on a patient condition.

Comparison of optical and physical biopsies

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Note: Those two pictures are not co-localized.

* Examples of the use of Optical Biopsy in endoscopic or surgical procedures are available in the list of publications available in the Resources sections.