1. Integrated Photonics helps Optical Coherence Tomography to Set New Non-Invasive Standard

    Integrated Photonics helps Optical Coherence Tomography to Set New Non-Invasive Standard

    Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a relatively new method of examining living tissue, which uses light instead of needles and incisions. Current OCT systems are rather cumbersome and involve a trolley laden with equipment being pushed through the hospital. This is expensive, unwieldy and unsuitable for a family doctor to carry out a quick check. The Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam (AMC), among others, is keen to miniaturise the trolley by using integrated optical circuitry. OCT, the optical analogue of ultrasound imaging, provides high resolution imaging of living tissue to a depth of 1-3 millimetres. Because light ...

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