A reader, Chris T. from Cleveland, informs us about the Niris Imaging System from Imalux that “… provides real-time subsurface images that can assist in diagnosis and surgery.”
The company’s website explains:
The Imalux OCT technology is breakthrough because it offers capabilities not provided by other imaging modalities. First clinically demonstrated in 1991, Optical Coherence Tomography has the potential to become the 6th broad medical imaging technology. The Imalux OCT technology platform is based on technology developed at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP) and uses Near InfraRed light to create real-time images. This proprietary technology miniaturized a lateral scanning mechanism into a thin probe to facilitate imaging of a variety of tissue sites. These images provide structural information about tissue. OCT can image multiple scattering soft and hard tissues to a depth of 1-2 millimeters (mm). Many diagnostically important tissue alterations occur within this depth. OCT offers the following advantages to other imaging technologies:
— High-spatial resolution
— Real-time acquisition
The Niris Imaging System employs Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which can be used to construct high spatial resolution [~ 10-20 micrometers], cross-sectional images of tissue microstructure. The principle of OCT is similar to B-mode ultrasound imaging, except that OCT uses light instead of sound.
Niris Imaging System: An imaging tool for the evaluation of human tissue microstructure (i.e. spatial distribution of (histo)morphological features and elements at a spatial scale between 10 micrometers to several millimeters) by providing two-dimensional, cross-sectional, real-time depth visualization.
Flashback: Optical Coherence Tomography: Positive Results in Clinical Study Reported.
More at IMALUX (don’t forget to check out the comparison of histopathologic slides with OCT here)…