Visualizing the middle ear

Researchers report an otoscope—a tool for ear inspection—that uses shortwave infrared light to improve the resolution of anatomical structures found behind thin tissue; the otoscope can help visualize underlying middle ear anatomy and enhance the detection of middle ear fluid, which is necessary for diagnosing otitis media, an inflammation of the middle ear that is estimated to be often misdiagnosed. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-10529: “Using the shortwave infrared to image middle ear pathologies,” by Jessica Ann Carr, Tulio Alberto Valdez, Oliver Thomas Bruns, and Moungi G. Bawendi.