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


Sourced from MedCity News (

"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."

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