Feature Of The Week 3/1/09: Optical Coherence Tomography to Improve Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bronchoscopy
Feature Of The Week 3/1/09: Ophthalmic and Cardiovascular applications are two of the leading commercialized areas of OCT. There are an ever increasing number of applications poised to make the successful transition to commercialization thanks to progress by researchers around the world. One such area is Bronchoscopy where, for example, researchers at University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital have been very active. A recent publication by Jonathan P. Williamson et al presents new work on anatomical optical coherence tomography to accurately measure diameter and lumen area of the central airways during bronchoscopy. This study describes the first clinical use of anatomical optical coherence tomography in the lower airways in three individuals with common endobronchial pathologies and shows how use of anatomical OCT could influence clinical decision making. For more information see Article. Also see related area Otolaryngology. Click "toggle fullscreen" for better viewing. Submit your image using feedback link below.