Investigational airway and pulmonary tissue imaging systems
Real-time, high-resolution, cross-sectional tissue imaging
Tomophase Corporation is a private company founded in 2003 with a goal of providing innovative solutions for unmet medical needs through the use of light-based imaging and therapy.
Many major advances in medicine have been marked by the introduction of new medical imaging tools, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography. Tomophase believes that a new breakthrough, one of similar magnitude, is now within our reach — the use of light in guiding us to new ways of diagnosing diseases and improving our lives.
Tomophase has developed and patented technology in the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT) which is capable of delivering high quality, high resolution cross-sectional tissue images in real-time. The first proposed application of this innovative technology is in pulmonary medicine for the tomographic imaging of airways and pulmonary tissue. We believe the Tomophase OCT imaging system will allow clinicians, for the first time, to visualize such microanatomic features as airway epithelia, mucosa, smooth muscle layer both in-vivo and in-situ. This may facilitate or improve many of the interventional procedures and therapeutic approaches in pulmonology. Further development may also lead to tools for improving the management of lung cancer as well as applications in other fields of medicine.