Multibeam OCT scanner for skin imaging by Michelson Diagnostics

The VivoSight Multi-Beam OCT (optical coherence tomography) scanner uses the high resolution capability of Michelson Diagnostics Ltd.'s (MDL) proprietary technology to image skin and other surface tissue with a hand-held probe. The compact, ergonomically designed probe promises an isotropic resolution of better than 10 microns to a depth of up to 2 mm. Scan rates vary from 6.5 fps to 35 fps depending on scan width, which, in turn, can be varied up to 5 mm.

The VivoSight Multi-Beam OCT scanner uses the high resolution capability of Michelson Diagnostics Ltd.'s (MDL's) proprietary optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology to image skin and other surface tissue with a hand-held probe. The compact, ergonomically designed probe promises an isotropic resolution of better than 10 microns to a depth of up to 2 mm. Scan rates vary from 6.5 fps to 35 fps depending on scan width, which, in turn, can be varied up to 5 mm. The probe's full x-y scanning capability enables rapid capture of 3D TIFF format image stacks up to 5 mm x 5 mm, with 4 micron pixel size. An adjustable stand-off enables use in difficult-to-access areas without subject discomfort. The software is designed for quick and easy use. As of release on July 8, 2009, clinical orders are being taken from European customers; non-clinical orders are being taken in the US while an FDA 510(k) application is planned.

Find the new VivoSight data sheet on MDL's website.

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original press release from Michelson Diagnostics

PRESS RELEASE

Michelson Diagnostics announces launch of
VivoSight Multi-Beam OCT scanner

London, 8 July 2009: Michelson Diagnostics Limited (MDL), the UK manufacturer of Multi-Beam Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanners, is pleased to formally announce the launch of its 'VivoSight' Multi-Beam OCT scanner. The scanner uses the high resolution capability of the company's proprietary Multi-Beam OCT technology, to provide state-of-the art images of skin and other surface tissue through the use of a compact, ergonomically designed hand-held probe.

The probe is designed for use on external tissue, such as for imaging skin microstructure, with an isotropic resolution of better than 10 microns to a depth of up to 2 mm. Scan rates vary from 6.5 fps to 35 fps depending on the scan width, which, in turn, can be varied up to 5 mm. The probe has full x-y scanning capability enabling rapid capture of 3D TIFF format image stacks up to 5 mm x 5 mm, with a pixel size of 4 microns. A specially designed adjustable stand-off enables image capture from awkward locations without subject discomfort. The software is designed to be quick and easy to understand and use, and does not require an in-depth understanding of OCT.

In the USA, the scanner is currently only available for non-clinical applications (a 510(k) application is planned), but in Europe, clinical orders are now being taken.

Michelson Diagnostics is leading the way in applying Multi-Beam OCT to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer, particularly dermal and oral cancer. MDL is working closely with leading clinicians, who believe that Multi-Beam OCT, by providing a new, detailed window into the body, will accelerate the care of cancer, enabling faster, more accurate treatment that will save lives and produce substantial cost savings to the medical services (clinical trials are under way). It provides double the lateral image resolution of conventional single-beam OCT which is crucial to providing crisp, clear images of the subject matter micro-structure.

For further details about OCT and Michelson Diagnostics, please visit the MDL web site - www.michelsondiagnostics.com. Alternatively, you may email your questions to enquiries@md-ltd.co.uk.

Posted by Barbara G. Goode, barbarag@pennwell.com, for BioOptics World.

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