Near Infrared Optical Coherence Tomography of the Upper Aero-Digestive Tract
The Optical Coherence Tomography is a minimally-invasive diagnostic tool in both the office and operating room settings can identify sources of airway obstruction and effective surgical interventions. The researcher can use Optical Coherence Tomography to image tissues of the aero-digestive tract during surgical endoscopy in to the nose, oral cavity, larynx and ear in an outpatient clinic setting.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Near Infrared Optical Coherence Tomography of the Upper Aero-Digestive Tract|
- Diagnostic tool [ Time Frame: up to 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Optical coherence tomography
The Optical Coherence Tomography imaging system has low power non-laser broad band infrared light shine onto laryngeal, esophageal, tracheal, oral, nasal and ear tissue and does not involve input of significant amounts of energy and no temperature rise occurs.
The gradual development and acceptance of Optical Coherence Tomography as an imaging modality serves as an alternative to invasive tissue biopsy as a diagnostic measure. Imaging diagnosis, can implement and more convenient than tissue biopsy and can reduce procedural complications.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00544427
|United States, California|
|Beckman Laser Institute medical Clinic,University of California,Irvine|
|Irvine, California, United States, 92612|
|Children Hospital of Orange|
|Orange, California, United States, 92868|
|Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Medical Clinic,University of California,Irvine|
|Orange, California, United States, 92898|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian JF Wong, M.D.,Ph.D.||Beckman Laser Institute Medical Clinic,University ofCalifornia,Irvine|