iThera Medical was recently awarded the CE Mark for its MSOT Acuity imaging system, indicating conformity with health, safety and environmental protection for medical devices sold in Europe. This non-invasive, novel technology allows radiation- and contrast-agent-free imaging of soft tissue. It combines laser excitation and ultrasound detection for the analysis of haemoglobin, lipids, collagen and other chromophores in tissue.

The Acuity system is used for optoacoustic imaging without ultrasound. iThera Medical has now started working on the certification of the Acuity Echo system which will provide both optoacoustic and ultrasound contrast.

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