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The present invention relates to systems and methods for examining a sample using a substantially monostatic, substantially confocal optical system comprising transmitting optics that focus an illuminating light upon the sample and receiving optics that collect light emitted from the sample following illumination thereof. In certain embodiments, the receiving optics may be arranged circumferentially around the light path traversed by the illuminating light. In certain embodiments, video apparatus may be included to produce images or to align the system in proximity to the target tissue. The systems and methods of the present invention may be directed towards the examination of a body tissue to provide a medical diagnosis.

Title
Systems and methods for optical examination of samples
Application Number
9/470071
Publication Number
6411838 (B1)
Application Date
December 22, 1999
Publication Date
June 25, 2002
Inventor
Alexander Zelenchuk
Stoughton
MA, US
Mark Modell
Natick
MA, US
Robert Nordstrom
Hanover
MA, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
US
Assignee
Medispectra
MA, US
IPC
A61B 6/00
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