compared with benign lesions. Optical
Ultrasound Tomography® will not only
detect lesions and tumors, it will non-invasively distinguish between malignant
and benign masses.
• They will be portable and environmentally safe.
• They will detect the presence, size, and
location of a brain injury at the scene
of the injury.
• They will provide “real time” images
so that an emergency department
physician will be able to triage patients
needing immediate surgery and those
who should be monitored and treated
• They will detect cardiovascular disease
(the main cause of death in the USA)
and the levels of triglycerides in the
• They will safely provide continuous
bedside monitoring of patients in the
hospital, 24/7, something critically
needed in post-operative areas.
• They will detect if a hemorrhage is
• They will detect if the blood in the
brain is pink “new” blood or if it is
dark “aged” blood—very important in
the case of abuse.
• They will detect early stage and small
cancerous tumors in the breast.
• They will detect, non-invasively, if a
breast tumor is malignant or benign.
• They will remotely monitor the brain’s
activities of patients who have epilepsy, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, and
other brain disorders.
• They will diagnose Reflex Sympathetic
Dystrophy (RSD) in Stage 1, giving the
patient the opportunity to be treated
Optical Ultrasound Tomography®
advances new tissue diagnosis paradigms
for medical technologies. The technology will employ advanced sensing systems and photonic technologies and will
result in a unique photonic-based system
for non-contact diagnosis and noninva-sive monitoring of various medical conditions, including brain trauma, cancer,
and cardiovascular diseases. By breaking
through the diffusion limit and capturing high resolution images, the technology will cause a paradigm shift in
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Michael J. Feeney is president of Near Infrared
Imaging, LLC in Wrentham, MA. He can be contacted