LLTech brings optical biopsies to operating theaters: Coherence tomography technique allows surgeons to see biopsy results in 3D and almost real-time.
Optical biopsy techniques have been a focus of interest in biophotonics for many years. The use of spectroscopy to provide the kind of diagnosis that must normally wait for histology or cytology is an attractive proposition, potentially saving time, money and patient discomfort. Now LLTech, a venture-stage company based in Paris, has developed a coherence tomography process called Light-CT that could present surgical staff with 3D visualizations of tissue samples in something very close to real-time. "Light-CT technology leapfrogs all other coherence tomography approaches and product platforms in terms of laboratory, clinical and operational requirements," claims Bertrand Le Conte de ...Read Full Article