Terahertz otoscope and potential for diagnosing otitis media

Young Bin Ji, In Seok Moon, Hyeon Sang Bark, Sang Hoon Kim, Dong Woo Park, Sam Kyu Noh, Yong Min Huh, Jin Seok Suh, Seung Jae Oh, Tae In Jeon

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We designed and fabricated a novel terahertz (THz) otoscope to help physicians to diagnose otitis media (OM) with both THz diagnostics and conventional optical diagnostics. We verified the potential of this tool for diagnosing OM using mouse skin tissue and a human tympanic membrane samples prior to clinical application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1209
Number of pages9
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 9

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reported receiving personal fees from TARGET-DERM and grants from Pfizer outside the submitted work. Dr Dunnick reported receiving grants from Pfizer, Celgene, and Kyowa outside the submitted work. Dr Singh reported receiving personal fees from Crealta/Horizon, Medisys, Fidia, UBM LLC, Trio Health, Medscape, WebMD, Clinical Care Options, Clearview Healthcare Partners, Putnam Associates, Spherix, Practice Point Communications, the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Rheumatology, Simply Speaking, Amarin Pharmaceuticals, and Viking Pharmaceuticals as well as nonfinancial support from the Food and Drug Administration Arthritis Advisory Committee, Steering Committee of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology), Veterans Affairs Rheumatology Field Advisory Committee, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group Satellite Center on Network Meta-Analysis outside the submitted work. Dr Dellavalle reported receiving grants from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, stock and meeting expense reimbursement from Altus labs, and personal fees from ParaPRO outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.

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© 2016 Optical Society of America.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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