1. Articles from Kathy Kincade

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    1. OCT partners with spectroscopy for better caries detection

      OCT partners with spectroscopy for better caries detection
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) won't be commercially available to dentists until sometime next year, but researchers and commercial developers are already working to improve its ability to detect dental decay sooner and diagnose it more accurately. While OCT can probe more deeply into tissue than x-rays and thus help pinpoint where a suspected caries lesion is taking root -- plus quantify the extent of demineralization over time -- it cannot provide the biochemical information that would further enhance diagnostic specificity. So some researchers are combining OCT with another optical imaging technique: spectroscopy. Their goal is to leverage the strengths of both ...
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    2. OCT IP landscape more complicated than it looks

      In February 2008, the publishers of BioOptics World and Laser Focus World magazines published the first market research report to quantify the rapidly growing market for optical coherence tomography (OCT) technologies and applications (see www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/318570). Among other things, the report accurately describes the rather complex patent situation in the OCT market:
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    3. Optoelectronic Applications: Nondestructive Testing - Laser-based instrumentation sheds new light on old art

      Optoelectronic Applications: Nondestructive Testing - Laser-based instrumentation sheds new light on old art
      Imagine having the opportunity to stand before the Mona Lisa — sans her plexiglass cage, up close and personal, in the basement of the Louvre — and bathe her in coherent blue light, hoping to discover the secrets behind that infamous smile. What minerals and dyes might the pigment contain? What binding agents were used? How much does the final painting differ from the original sketch underneath, and how many layers did it take to create this masterpiece? Did someone — perhaps even Da Vinci himself — at some point alter the original, for reasons we might never know
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    4. Microendoscopy takes a practical turn

      Microendoscopy takes a practical turn
      Discussions about how to motivate the medical community to embrace new technologies often focus on form and function—user-friendliness, compactness, ergonomics, speed, cost, and so on. For biomedical optics, these discussions further require demonstrating that a laser-based device can do something more-conventional approaches cannot, or at least do it better (such as laser refractive surgery, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and optical coherence tomography). But with the advent of more-collabor
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    5. Optoelectronic Applications: In Vivo Imaging: Microendoscopy takes a practical turn

      Discussions about how to motivate the medical community to embrace new technologies often focus on form and function-user-friendliness, compactness, ergonomics, speed, cost, and so on. For biomedical optics, these discussions further require demonstrating that a laser-based device can do something more-conventional approaches cannot, or at least do it better (such as laser refractive surgery, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, and optical coherence tomography). But with the advent of collaborative
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    6. OCT market to top $800 million by 2012

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is fast becoming the most successful optics technology to date in the field of disease diagnostics. Invented in the early 1990s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) and first commercialized for medical applications by Carl Zeiss in 1996, OCT offers fast, high-resolution diagnostic images for a variety of clinical applications, plus the potential to supplant existing imaging modalities in some medical disciplines. According to Optical Coh
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    7. The ultimate risk

      Any new venture carries with it a certain amount of risk. In this day and age we try to minimize that risk through business models, focus groups, market research, and the like. But I like to think there is still a place for gut instinct and intuition. Look at optical coherence tomography (OCT). Back in the early ’90s, when OCT was just another lab-based experiment in ultrafast technology, who could have imagined that it would one day become the first truly successful commercial application of op
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    8. Volcano sets sights on OCT market with CardioSpectra

      Ophthalmology has been the dominant commercial application for optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the past decade, but Volcano (San Diego, CA), a leading provider of intravascular-ultrasound (IVUS) and functional-measurement products for diagnosing and treating vascular and structural heart disease, is looking to change that with the addition of Fourier-domain OCT to its product-development portfolio. The company announced in mid-December that it would pay $25 million cash to acquire CardioS
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    9. James Fujimoto

      James Fujimoto
      Back in the 1980s, when he was a graduate student in Erich Ippen’s lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA), spent many of his days (and often late nights) studying the effects of ultrafast lasers on semiconductors and organic materials. Little did he know that his research would come to serve as the foundation for one of the most important developments in biomedical optics in the past two decades—optical coherence tomography (OCT). “At the time, much
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