1. U.S. Optical Imaging Technologies to Benefit from Technical Advances and Rising Uptake in Certain Application Areas Says Frost & Sullivan

    The use of optical technologies in clinics is currently limited due to restricted availability of validated data and low end-user awareness. However, technological advances, along with manufacturers' emphasis on promoting end-user education, are likely to result in some optical technologies, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescence spectroscopy, gaining market presence in certain applications such as ophthalmology, dentistry, and cancer screening over the next five to ten years.
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