Biomedical imaging is a technique used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Snapshots of in vivo physiology and physiological processes can be garnered through advanced sensors and computer technology. Biomedical imaging technologies utilize either x-rays (CT scans), sound (ultrasound), magnetism (MRI), radioactive pharmaceuticals (nuclear medicine: SPECT, PET) or light (endoscopy, OCT) to assess the current condition of an organ or tissue and can monitor a patient over time for diagnostic and treatment evaluation.
New imaging techniques bring new means for peering into the human body, helping to reduce the need for more invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures. Syntec Optics designs develop and manufacture polymer optics and opto mechanicals used in biomedical imaging applications.