FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: IMDS) a pioneer in laser optical breast imaging systems, is pleased to announce the issuance of its 21st US Patent entitled "Apparatus and Method for Acquiring Time-Resolved Measurements Utilizing Direct Digitization of the Temporal Point Spread Function of the Detected Light," dated November 4, 2008.
This invention, conceived by Steven Ponder Ph.D./Director of Advanced Development and Robert Wake/Vice President of Engineering for Imaging Diagnostic Systems, covers a key technology for time-resolved optical imaging which improves the quality of the imaging data and decreases the time required to acquire the image data.
This invention exploits a long-established trend in integrated circuit evolution to advance the acquisition of time-resolved image data for optical imaging of human and animal subjects.
"Time-resolved CTLM imaging of the breast can provide quantitative information that may be used to discriminate between malignant and benign lesions. However, the technique is inherently more time consuming than our standard continuous wave Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM) scanning method, and it requires sophisticated and expensive circuitry to make accurate measurements of the very short pulses of light used in time-resolved imaging. This invention exploits recent advances in the speed of digital acquisition components in order to reduce the cost and complexity of time-resolved measurement systems," stated Dr. Ponder
This invention will also reduce the costs of what has been an otherwise
prohibitively expensive technology, namely efficient time-resolved optical
imaging, whether computed tomography or topograp
|SOURCE Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc.|
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