05749830 is referenced by 185 patents and cites 13 patents.

A fluorescent endoscope apparatus having: an endoscope that irradiates a subject portion to be observed with light transmitted through a light transmission device to obtain an object image of the subject portion to be observed; a normal observation light generating device for emitting normal light for performing normal light endoscope observation; a fluorescent observation light generating device for emitting excitation light for performing fluorescent light observation; an introduced-light switching device for selectively introducing, to the light transmission device of the endoscope, normal light emitted by the normal observation light generating device or excitation light emitted by the fluorescent observation light generating device; and an image sensing device for capturing a normal light image of the subject portion to be observed that can be obtained by irradiating the subject portion to be observed with normal light or excitation light or a fluorescent image that can be obtained due to irradiation with excitation light, the image sensing device being included or connected to the endoscope.

Title
Fluorescent endoscope apparatus
Application Number
8/329909
Publication Number
5749830
Application Date
October 27, 1994
Publication Date
May 12, 1998
Inventor
Katsuya Suzuki
Hachioji
JP
Yoshinao Oaki
Hino
JP
Nobuhiko Washizuka
Tama
JP
Kazunari Nakamura
Hino
JP
Naruto Shinkai
Machida
JP
Masahiko Iida
Hachioji
JP
Masaya Yoshihara
Hino
JP
Sakae Takehana
Machida
JP
Yasuhiro Ueda
Kokubunji
JP
Mamoru Kaneko
Hannou
JP
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 1/06
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