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Advanced Imaging Pro | May  2006 Issue
Boston Micromachines Deformable Mirror Chosen by Physical Science Inc. for Optical Coherence Tomography System

Boston Micromachines Corporation (Watertown, Mass.) a provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror products for adaptive optics systems, today announced that Physical Sciences, Inc. (PSI) has selected its Multi-DM deformable mirror for use in its adaptive optics spectral domain optical coherence tomography (AO-SDOCT) system. The combination of AO and SDOCT enables better imaging of the human retina.

In the past, researchers and clinicians have been unable to see critical features in the human retina due to ocular aberrations that limited imaging resolution. The Multi-DM’s sophisticated aberration compensation will enable better resolution imaging of the human retina than ever before. This improvement in image quality will allow clinicians using the AO-SDOCT system to detect and diagnose diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration as well as to determine the efficacy of drugs in drug studies.

The Multi-DM boasts a longer stroke than other mirrors which enables the correction of larger aberrations of the human eyes. This allows clinicians to image a higher percentage of patients with both better and worse eyes to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of eye pathologies.

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