Modification of Laryngoscope for Optical Coherence Tomography
- University of California Irvine Department or Otolaryngology
- 2004 – 2005
- Richard C Haskell
Currently laryngeal cancer can only be diagnosed with biopsies which are invasive, permanently damaging, and can miss cancerous tissue. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that non-invasively images several millimeters into tissue to seek structural abnormalities, which can indicate cancer. We will design and construct an OCT device for attachments to a laryngoscope that will image two-dimensional cross-sections in the larynx, for the purpose of diagnosing laryngeal cancer in its early stages.