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1. (US20130060131) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING INNER EAR

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 13599772 Application Date: 30.08.2012
Publication Number: 20130060131 Publication Date: 07.03.2013
Publication Kind : A1
IPC:
A61B 1/227
A61B 6/02
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1
Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
227
for ears, i.e. otoscopes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6
Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
02
Devices for diagnosis sequentially in different planes; Stereoscopic radiation diagnosis
CPC:
A61B 5/0066
A61B 1/00165
A61B 1/227
A61B 5/0084
A61B 5/125
Applicants: Oghalai John S.
The Texas A&M University System
Applegate Brian Edward
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Gao Simon Shang
Raphael Patrick David
Inventors: Oghalai John S.
Applegate Brian Edward
Gao Simon Shang
Raphael Patrick David
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXAMINING INNER EAR
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

An apparatus, for examining an inner ear is provided. An endoscope is provided, comprising a wave guide and an end piece comprising an end window to be placed a first distance from an inner ear, wherein the waveguide focuses light to create a focal plane the first distance from the end window. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system is connected to a second end of the wave guide and comprises an imaging system connected to the OCT system for generating an image of the inner ear.