DECEMBER 11, 2009--Tested at speeds of 200kHz, Axsun Technology's (Billerica, MA) High Definition Swept Source (HDSS) technology is expected to enable ultra-high speed, high definition medical imaging across a range of clinical applications. The company believes this proprietary optical engine design overcomes fundamental limitations of laser based designs for swept source Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) light sources.
According to Dale Flanders, president of Axsun, "The HDSS light source will be made available to our parent company Volcano in the vascular imaging field, where we expect HDSS will enable unprecedented imaging speed, resolution and 3D image detail in Volcano's future multi-modality imaging systems. Furthermore, the imaging speed, resolution, size, weight, and durability enabled by the HDSS should open up vast areas of imaging on OCT and spectroscopy applications. We wil work with Volcano to examine various partnership and vertical market opportunities for this very exciting new addition to the Axsun product portfolio."