What is a optical coherence tomography OCT test?

What is a optical coherence tomography OCT test?

An optical coherence tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) helps us to view the health of your eyes in greater detail, by allowing us to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the eye.

What does optical coherence tomography measure?

Optical Coherence Tomography is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be differentiated and retinal thickness can be measured to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of retinal diseases and conditions.

Is optical coherence tomography A CT scan?

What is an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test? Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging test similar to a computed tomography (CT) scan that allows your retina specialist to clearly see the retina and carefully map and measure the thickness of each of its layers.

How much is optical coherence tomography?

However, the most significant limitation of using OCT at the point-of-care is its high cost. In the field of ophthalmology, the price of a commercial OCT system can range between $40 000 and $150 000 [55], and thus availability is usually restricted to large eye centers or hospitals [56].

Can an OCT scan detect cataracts?

In individual patients, OCT scans remain reliable for gross clinical interpretation, even in the presence of cataract.

How often should you have an OCT scan?

How often do I need an OCT Scan? We recommend that you have the scan alongside your routine eye test, which is preferably annually but at least every two years providing your eyes are healthy. By having an OCT Scan, even when your eyes seem healthy, we are able to keep an image of your eyes on file.

What diseases can an OCT scan detect?

What Conditions Can OCT Help Diagnose?

  • macular hole.
  • macular pucker.
  • macular edema.
  • age-related macular degeneration.
  • glaucoma.
  • central serous retinopathy.
  • diabetic retinopathy.
  • vitreous traction.

Why OptoVue Ivue SD-OCT?

Optovue iVue OCT system is a powerful clinical tool that transforms the way you assess the retina, optic disc and the cornea. Optovue iVue SD-OCT is the next phase in advanced OCT product design.

What is the screen size of OptoVue Ivue?

The iVue is supplied as an all-in-one package that includes a stunning 21.5″ screen or you can choose to purchase the SD-OCT with the optional laptop configuration, for maximum portability. Can Optovue iVue benefit your practice?

Is OptoVue’s Oct portable?

Although Optovue claims their OCT is “portable”, its incredibly limited to a stand or table of some sort. Traditionally, or at least in clinic, the entire table (with built-in track) is going to be necessary and that brings with it a clunky computer tower and monitor.

What is the IVUE?

The iVue is a portable, powerful, and simple SD-OCT. It offers the same scanning speed and resolution as the larger RTVue OCT, including; scanning and reports of the retina, retinal nerve fiber and cornea assessment by the clinician.