A tiny camera that fits inside a pill-sized capsule has revolutionised cancer screening in Scotland. Over two thousand patients have now used the PillCam rather than the more traditional invasive method of having a colonoscopy. The PillCam has reduced waiting times for bowel cancer screening and allowed faster diagnoses, an important factor in battling the disease.
This new camera lens is as small as a grain of salt
Everything seems to be getting smaller and smaller these days. Cameras and lenses don’t seem to be immune to this phenomenon, despite some cameras pushing for bigger. Of course, there’s no real right or wrong when it comes to the size of your camera, just whether or not it will do the job.
One of those jobs for cameras is medical, and scientists at the University of Stuttgart are really taking it to the extreme in a new paper published in Nature Photonics, producing lenses that are 120 millionths of a meter in diameter.
Nikon to Invest $1.96 Billion into Medical Fields After a Year’s Loss in Camera Sales
After a loss in camera sales over the past year, along with a bit of controversy, Nikon is announcing a shift in business strategies. According to Reuters, Nikon is planning to invest $1.96 billion into alternative growth fields, medicine being a significant one.
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