Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Market

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is continuing its rapid expansion as a tool for fast, high-resolution imaging for clinical diagnostics. Systems sales grew in 2009, despite the economic crisis, with compound annual growth rate of 20% expected through 2014.

Jan 1st, 2010
Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Market
Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Market

Report Price: $4,950.00
Number of Pages: 212
Publish Date: January 2010

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is continuing its rapid expansion as a tool for fast, high-resolution imaging for clinical diagnostics. Systems sales grew in 2009, despite the economic crisis, with compound annual growth rate of 20% expected through 2014. The market for OCT systems is entering a new phase as it moves beyond ophthalmology and is applied to new medical specialties. These are among the findings in the 2nd edition of the only report that covers this exciting market.

OCT systems use advanced optical techniques to construct micron-scale cross-sectional and 3D images in real time. The technique is non-invasive and can be used in vivo, such as to examine the inside of the human eye.

Ophthalmology will remain the dominant OCT application for several years, but several other applications are on the verge of expanding the market, each with potential markets equal to or larger than that of ophthalmology. Much of this activity has been driven by a shift in the technology from time-domain systems to faster Fourier-domain systems, which are also not as limited by patent protection. Cardiovascular applications appear next to be approved for use in the U.S., launching further growth in that segment.

Carl Zeiss Meditec no longer holds the majority of market share, even as its own revenue has grown. At least 21 other companies are developing and/or marketing OCT systems in 8 medical specialties, as well as in R&D and industrial applications. Many more companies supply the sources, detectors, and related components that enable OCT systems and applications.

This report provides detailed analyses of the dominant OCT technologies and applications, market forecasts, and comprehensive profiles of systems and components providers and their products. Strategies Unlimited has a reputation for providing deep and trustworthy reporting on photonics markets. The report adds to the Strategies Unlimited portfolio of market reports on optical components and systems, including optical molecular imaging, image sensors, laser applications, and LED lighting systems.

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