This new patent sets forth designs and techniques for producing the first and only integrated systems that combine the trusted imaging capabilities of a CT scan, and optical probing with proven technology for therapeutic treatment utilizing electromagnetic radiation (e.g. laser, RF, or microwave).

The integrated workstation concept combines the utility of computed tomography (CT) for detecting/locating small early-stage solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs), with the ability of optical coherence tomography imaging system (OCTIS) to provide images of the nodules allowing the clinician to make a judgement.

Tomophase Ralph Johnston president and CEO said combining the benefits of OCTIS and CT imaging with the therapeutic capability of laser and radio frequency ablation will provide a new, previously unavailable imaging and treatment modality for patients and clinicians.