OCT advances promise endoscopic, image-guided therapies

BOSTON, MA, USA--At Massachusetts General Hospital's Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Harvard University, scientists have been working to apply endoscopic optical-coherence tomography (OCT) technology to identify cancer in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They have developed a tool that combines optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI)--a second-generation OCT--with controllable laser thermal therapy in a separate optical channel.

BOSTON, MA, USA--At Massachusetts General Hospital's Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Harvard University, scientists have been working to apply endoscopic optical-coherence tomography (OCT) technology to identify cancer in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is hoped that OCT's high-resolution, cross-sectional imaging will allow for earlier detection of cancerous and precancerous lesions and offer new opportunities for early intervention.

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