Sleep Apnea

  • Approximately 42 million American adults have SBD (sleep-disordered breathing)
  • 1 in 5 adults has mild OSA (obstructive sleep apnea)
    • 1 in 15 has moderate to severe OSA (obstrctive sleep apnea)
  • 75% of severe SBD (sleep-disordered breathing) cases remain undiagnosed

OCT holds promise to give physicians better imaging to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments.

Additional general information:

Video:  Emerging Applications for Optical Coherence Tomography in the Head, Neck, and Upper Airway

Additional technical information:

  1. Evaluation of pharyngeal shape and size using anatomical optical coherence tomography in individuals with and without obstructive sleep apnoea
  2. High-speed upper-airway imaging using full-range optical coherence tomography


Volumetric reconstruction of airway.