Design and development of a miniaturized scanning probe

Lara M Wurster, W C Warger, M J Gora, R Carruth, G J Tearny, Reginald Birngruber


This paper presents the design of a scanning probe based on a dual-wedge scanner concept. In contrast to the original dual-wedge scanner, which consisted of two prisms, this scanner utilizes one prism and an angle-polished ball lens to reduce the total size. By separately rotating the ball lens and prism at different speeds, it is possible to achieve a two-dimensional spiral or rosette scan pattern. The advantage of this scanning probe isits potential to be miniaturized. The scanner presented here has a cylindrical diameter of 3.9mm and a length of 4mm, allowing applications of imaging inner organs in vivo.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent Conference Medical Engineering Science 2013
EditorsT. M. Buzug
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLübeck
PublisherGRIN Publishing
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-656-38193-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-656-38192-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventStudent Conference 2013 - Lübeck, Germany
Duration: 13.03.201314.03.2013


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