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    Heidelberg Engineering unveils new widefield OCT imaging modality

    Heidelberg, GermanyHeidelberg Engineering has introduced a new widefield optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging modality for its Spectralis OCT family of products.

    Until recently, the area scanned during an examination has been limited to a 30° field of view. According to the company, the new widefield OCT module expands the OCT field of view to 55° and allows clinicans to image the macula, the optic nerve head, and the periphery in one comprehensive examination.

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    “The widefield OCT module (features) . . . unique dedication software to acquire and process the expanded scan patterns,” said Jan Dechent, PhD, product manager at Heidelberg Engineering. “Customers who already own a widefield lens for Spectralis can simply purchase a software upgrade to utilize this new modality.”

    The widefield OCT scans can be acquired simultaneous to all confocal laser scanning fundus imaging modalities available on the various models of the Spectralis product family.


    Rose Schneider Krivich
    Rose is the content specialist for Medical Economics.

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