The Optical Society

The Optical Society (originally established as The Optical Society of America, OSA) is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the study of light—optics and photonics—in theory and application, by means of publishing, organizing conferences and exhibitions, partnership with industry, and education. The organization has members in more than 100 countries. As of 2018, the OSA had over 21,000 individual members and more than 265 corporate member companies.

Address
2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036-1012 USA
Website
http://www.osa.org/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_Society_of_America

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Radiology & Imaging

Low-cost, portable system takes OCT beyond ophthalmology

Researchers have developed a way to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in hard-to-reach areas of the body such as joints. The advance could help bring this high-resolution biomedical imaging technique to new surgical ...

Medical research

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Neuroscience

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Oncology & Cancer

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When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue. This is especially important and challenging when dealing with brain tumors, which are often spread out and mixed in with the healthy tissue. ...

Medical research

Precision-guided epidurals and better blood monitors

The march of modern medicine is often driven by revolutions in medical imaging. When technology advances, doctors are better able to peer deeply into human tissues, and thus able to detect, diagnose and treat human diseases ...

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