Optical fibers are found in many areas of medicine from cardiology to dentistry to medical sensing. Before they’re used in the human body, they must be sterilized to ensure they’re free of microorganisms. This 10-minute presentation reviews a study that investigated the effects of different sterilization methods on the performance of optical fibers used in medical devices. It discusses effective sterilization techniques and explains their advantages and disadvantages in certain applications.
Viewers will be able to submit questions and download a summary of the study results.