New camera can see through the human body

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Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University have invented the first camera that's capable of seeing through the human body to spot individual photons emanating from fibre optic instruments. Although it will have multiple uses, one of the most common ones will be to track medical tools used to investigate a wide range of internal conditions, known as endoscopes. Typically, endoscopes rely on X-rays to confirm the location of an invasive probe as it moves through the digestive track, but X-rays do disrupt the procedure itself and also have a small risk to the patient. In experiments, the…

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