August 13, 2013 – Today, Modulated Imaging is proud to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 8,509,879 covering apparatus and method to combine Laser Speckle Imaging with Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI). This invention was reduced to practice through a collaboration between Modulated Imaging and Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine.
This is the fourth awarded patent related to Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) technology. SFDI is a next-generation tissue imaging technology that uses visible and near-infrared light to measure blood, oxygen, melanin, and other chromophores, while also visualizing many sub-dermal structures. Unlike many other imaging systems that use potentially harmful radiation or strong magnetic fields, SFDI uses only safe light waves.
Modulated Imaging was founded to commercialize this breakthrough SFDI technology, and was spun out of the Photonic Incubator within the Beckman Laser Institute at UC Irvine. Since its inception, Modulated Imaging has been backed by a passionate team who believes in the potential of SFDI as a revolutionary tissue imaging technology for research in many fields, medical diagnostics, and therapy monitoring.