Advanced Techniques and Applications in Optical Imaging
This research service (RS) is a study on the technology trends in the area of optical imaging, with exclusive focus on the medical imaging space.
During our research, we identified three broad application areas for optical imaging–pre-clinical imaging, clinical imaging and as adjunct tools in guidance and navigation during invasive procedures. Within these areas, we highlight sub-applications such as the target area imaged, diseases diagnosed and so on.
This RS is focused on the major technical innovations in optical imaging, covering the latest innovations that enhance capabilities of clinical, surgical and laboratory-based imaging systems.
During our research, several opportunities for R&D funding, technology and product innovations and collaborative ventures were identified. A snapshot of such opportunities is provided, along with an assessment of the intellectual property landscape.
This research service will cover the following key sections in the medical imaging market:
Identify and elaborate on the key technology advances in optical imaging
Snapshot of optical imaging technologies’ capabilities and applications
Technological Value Chain and key stakeholders in this market
Drivers and challenges impacting adoption of optical imaging
Product innovations on the horizon and technologies available for licensing
Comparison of technologies applications and commercialization, based on key attributes
IP landscape analysis and key patents in the field of Optical Imaging
About this report
Medical imaging modalities such as X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and others, have been designed to capture high resolution images through minimally-invasive approaches. However, each of these also suffer from limitations, foremost of which is that they utilize ionizing radiation that is hazardous to the patient when used frequently. Optical imaging uses radiation corresponding to the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, which have low energy and are clinically safe. Optical imaging also produces reproducible and accurate images, and facilitates quantitative assessment of the sample. This research service sheds light on the various techniques under the umbrella of optical imaging, their applications, advantages and technical capabilities. The service also analyzes recent funding trends, business deals, technology management strategies and assesses the intellectual property landscape.