Thursday, June 6, 2013

NvisionVLE : 3mm deep at < 10 microns

Having received FDA appropriate clearances,NinePoint Medical is now making available in the U.S. its NvisionVLE esophageal tissue imaging system. The device provides a cross-sectional view of the tissue microstructure thanks to something called OFDI (optical frequency-domain imaging), a type of  Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT).

The NvisionVLE Imaging System enables physicians and pathologists to endoscopically view real-time, high-resolution, cross sectional images of organs and tissues up to 3mm deep at better than 10 micron resolution.

Instead of a balloon + rotary scanning motion, perhaps a portable flexible flat-rectangular scanner  ( 6cm x 6cm) could be developed for skin applications ?