#4 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Overview

This noninvasive imaging technology is used in the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular holes.

This technology has become ubiquitous in the identification and treatment of eye disease. In addition, OCT is being developed for intravascular imaging to assess unstable plaque in coronary arteries.

This noninvasive imaging technology is used in the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular holes.

Where Are They Now

This noninvasive imaging technology is used in the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular holes.

OCT has been approved by the FDA and has since become a highly useful medical imaging technique with a market that may top $2.4 billion by 2024, up from $1.1 billion in 2016. Ophthalmology is predicted to remain the dominant application, but recently OCT has been used in cancer detection and brain imaging in MS patients. In addition, one OCT is being developed for intravascular imaging to assess unstable plaque in coronary arteries.  In June of 2017, study results of a presumably higher quality OTC scanner were released. With minimal adjustments, scientists were able to attain higher-resolution images, free from the blur that has previously plagued OTC images.

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