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Leahy, M. J.,Wilson, C.,Hogan, J.,O’Brien, Peter,Dsouza, R.,Neuhaus, K.,Bogue, D.,Subhash, H.,O’Riordan, Colm,McNamara, Paul M.,Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the fastest growing medical imaging modality with,more than $1Bln worth of scans ordered and over $400M worth of equipment shipped in 2010, just,nine years after its commercialization. It is at various stages of acceptance and approvals for eye,care, coronary care and skin cancer care and is spreading rapidly to other medical specialties.,Indeed, it is the leading success of translation of biophotonics science into clinical practice.,Significant effort is being made to provide sufficient evidence for efficacy across a broad range of,applications, but more needs to be done to radically reduce the cost of OCT so that it can spread to,underserved markets and address new, fast growing opportunities in mobile health monitoring.,Currently, a clinical OCT system ranges in price from ~$50k to ~$150k, typically is housed on a
The how and why of a $10 optical coherence tomography system
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