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Expansion into the health-care sector with products such as ultrasound and endoscope equipment should boost sales, but that segment's thinner margins could offset gains in the imaging division, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
During a followup exam 11 days later, Hoover inserted a small optical instrument called an endoscope into Edouard’s nose.
To figure out what’s going on, doctors will likely do an imaging test like a CT scan or ultrasound, tests to check the state of your bile ducts, blood tests, or use a thin, flexible tool known as an endoscope to evaluate your stones.
The endoscope was invented by UW’s Dr. Eric Siebel and a team of researchers.
Some capsular devices, such as ingestible endoscopes (pillcams), are simply swallowed, making their location hard to pinpoint even in live patients.
In a working engine, all of these components are so tightly packed together that sometimes the only way to peek inside is by inserting an endoscope (a camera on a flexible tube) through a hole in the engine’s casing.
After endoscope and MRI exams, 34 turned out to have cancer.
In July, her doctor inserted an endoscope for another biopsy.
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Did You Know?
The Greek prefix endo- means "within, inside", so around 1860 an early crude instrument for looking deep inside the body was named the endoscope. But modern endoscopy required the invention of the electric lightbulb and then fiber-optic cable, so the first modern endoscopes date only to 1967. An endoscope may be inserted through a natural passageway (for example, through the nose or down the esophagus) or through a tiny cut in the skin. A tiny camera with a light at the end of the cable sends back images onto a screen, and the surgeon uses special instruments that work through a tube alongside the cable. There are now specialized types of endoscopes for every part of the body, where they can take tissue samples, cut out small growths, or remove foreign objects.
Origin and Etymology of endoscope
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
medical Definition of endoscope
endoscopyplay \en-ˈdäs-kə-pē\ noun, plural endoscopies
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