Seeing the Sound of Light
illumiSonics develops, patents and commercializes PARS® advanced optical imaging systems for a wide range of pre-clinical and clinical applications. Our proprietary PARS® photoacoustic remote sensing technology is a revolution in optical imaging. Like traditional photoacoustic imaging, PARS® measures optical absorption and is capable of providing functional and molecular imaging of anything that can absorb light. Traditional photoacoustic imaging has been constrained by the need to have contact with targeted tissues, the size of transducers and an inability to easily integrate with other optical imaging techniques. PARS® is the first fully optical, non-contact photoacoustic imaging technology. This allows PARS® to maintain all of the advantages of photoacoustic imaging while addressing its short comings which provides incredible flexibility in how it can be deployed. illumiSonics works with market leading partners to develop systems for specific applications.
Check out our latest news article on our technology. "New laser imaging could precisely guide doctor during brain surgery." For more information please read our newest publication on our work, Improving Maximal Safe Brain Tumor Resection with Photoacoustic Remote Sensing Microscopy here!
Professor Parsin Haji Reza and his team at the PhotoMedicine Labs for the first time reported label-free, non-contact, in-vivo ophthalmic imaging using photoacoustic remote sensing (PARS®) microscopy. This work is the first non-contact photoacoustic imaging of ocular structures. This study laid the foundation for future non-contact and non-invasive quantitative imaging of the sO2 and MRO2 in the ocular vasculature and also measuring the distribution of the pigments in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer, which are critical for the research and clinical diagnosis of ocular diseases.
Our paper "Deep non-contact photoacoustic initial pressure imaging" is one of the top downloaded papers in the field of Biophotonics over the last two years from Optica.