Monday, October 17, 2011

Drexler webcast looks at future of OCT

I'm excited that today (Monday, October 17) at 3 pm ET, Wolfgang Drexler, one of the scientists who pioneered optical coherence tomography (OCT) will deliver online his presentation that drew a standing room-only audience at the 2011 Laser World of Photonics event. Fasten your seatbelt--this is a fast-paced ride through the key technological and market developments that brought us to where we are today, and that portend the future of OCT and how it will likely impact medical imaging for a range of specialties.

Dr. Drexler is the Director of the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University Vienna in Vienna, Austria.

Register now for the webcast so that even if you can't make it to the live event, you'll receive a link to the archive once it is posted: click here.

According to the report "Optical Coherence Tomography 2010: Technology, Applications, and Markets" by Strategies Unlimited, the global market for OCT grew from less than $10 million in 2001 to more than $275 million in 2009. By 2012 the market is expected to reach nearly $800 million.