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December 16, 2021updated 13 Jan 2022 4:17pm

Imaging and Optical Technology

By sneha agarwal

Optical medical imaging technologies have innumerable applications in medical and clinical practices as they prevent exposing patients to harmful radiations, unlike conventional X-ray and radiology imaging.

The use of non-ionising radiations such as visible and infrared light makes optical technology safer for repeated imaging to monitor the progression of a disease or the effects of a treatment. High spatial and spectral resolutions allow the technology to be used for the development of more portable and cost-effective medical imaging devices.

Discover the top medical imaging and optical technology companies

Medical Device Network has listed some of the leading medical imaging companies and optical technology companies, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector. The list includes companies specialising in optical tracking solutions, photo etching and micro-laser technologies, high-precision fibre-optic interconnect solutions and more.

The information provided in the download document is drafted for medical device executives, manufacturers and distributors, biomedical, electro-optical, optical applications and optics engineers, optical fabrication, coating and precision assembly technicians, imaging physicists, research scientists, sales manager, imaging specialists, and any other individual involved in the operations in the biomedical optical imaging industry.

The download contains detailed information on the service providers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Types of optical imaging

Optical imaging complements other imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assist clinicians and researchers progress in medical care and biomedical research.

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Various types of optical imaging include:

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT)
  • Super-resolution Microscopy
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Endoscopy

Applications of optical imaging technology

Rising clinical research and development activities, increasing geriatric population, and growing utility of optical imaging techniques in medical diagnosis have increased the demand for optical imaging.

Rich imaging contrasts allow improved imaging of structures and functions of biological tissues. Non-invasive optical imaging techniques are being developed for breast cancer chemotherapy monitoring.

Diverse novel optical imaging is being studied for the screening and treatment of neurological damage, glaucoma, and in multiple therapeutic areas such as ophthalmology, oncology, and dermatology.

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