Healthcare Industry News: optical coherence tomography
News Release - January 25, 2007
Lantis' (LLSR) OCT Dental Imaging System(TM) Will Provide Dentists With Major Upgrade to Chairside ImagingDENVILLE, NJ--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Jan 25, 2007 -- Lantis laser Inc. (Other OTC:LLSR.PK ) (www.lantislaser.com) optical coherence tomography (OCT), generally regarded as the 6th major imaging modality, is a new light-based imaging technology for bio-medical applications. Lantis' proprietary OCT Dental Imaging System(TM), a chairside in-the-mouth imaging system, represents a major advance in dental diagnostics as it enables the capture of detailed characterization of hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gums), at a resolution of up to 10 times that of currently used x-ray.
Craig Gimbel DDS, VP Clinical Affairs of Lantis, said, "The detection and monitoring of the earliest stages of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease is the greatest challenge facing present day dentistry. The OCT Dental Imaging System(TM) provides visual information and documentation never before seen in previous imaging technologies, including x-ray."
The currently used dental x-ray modality, a mainstay of imaging in dental practices today, was first introduced into dentistry in 1885. While there have been improvements over the last 121 years, it has severe limitations in providing the images needed for early detection of diseases and, in addition, it does not have the ability to image soft tissue (gums).
The first 5 Imaging Modalities, x-ray, ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI and PET Scan, are particularly suited to specific areas of bio-medical imaging. CT Scan is used in dentistry for implant and surgical planning and patients are typically sent to imaging centers for scans. The cost of a scan and the size of CT Scan equipment precludes it from being used chairside in a dental office. (Go to website for full review.)
Lantis Laser Inc. is developing its exclusive OCT Dental Imaging System(TM) for use in general dentistry under License from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and LightLab Imaging. The OCT System will be sold worldwide through strategic alliances with major dental equipment distributors.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated development and expansion of Lantis' business, and the intent, belief or current expectations of Lantis, its directors or its officers, are forward-looking statements. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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