NCC-PDI 2015 Winner PhotoniCare is innovating how we diagnose/treat ear infections

12/9/2015

Sourced from MedCity News (www.medcitynews.com)

"As of right now, an otoscope is traditionally used by physicians to examine the ear, but that technology hasn’t really changed in over a century and only looks at the surface of the ear drum.

For this reason PhotoniCare (created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and now operating out of the EnterpriseWorks incubator) has developed a new handheld imaging tool, CLEARVIEW, which actually allows a physician to look through the ear drum using optical coherence tomography to better identify the characteristics of a middle ear infection. By identifying and treating an infection quickly and more effectively, money can be saved for providers and patient outcomes can be improved."

Read more:

http://medcitynews.com/2015/12/photonicare-innovating-the-way-doctors-diagnose-and-treat-common-middle-ear-infections-in-kids/

Source: http://peddev.org/news/newsitem?nid=68