Precise diagnosis and proper treatment of retinal and macular diseases require the use of advanced technologies which allow us to see structural and functional changes in the back of the eye.
The Heidelberg SPECTRALIS HRA + OCT is state-of-the-art technology that combines multiple new imaging techniques that allow the specialists at RMI to provide the most advanced care.
Our customized system provides six different imaging modalities: Spectral-Domain OCT, Fluorescein Angiography, ICG Angiography, Autofluorescence, Infrared Imaging and Red-Free Imaging. Our system allows multiple tests to be performed at the same sitting, saving patient’s time and allowing the specialist to diagnose and treat complex problems immediately.
Another big advantage of our system is the Dual-Beam Eye Tracking technology, which utilizes the first dual-beam scanning instrument with simultaneous confocal SLO and spectral-domain OCT imaging. This innovation combines the best high-resolution cross-sectional images of the eye with the best high-resolution images of the retinal surface, providing precise location information and multiple imaging modalities on a single platform. Again, this increases the precision of diagnostic testing and, in some cases, can reveal disorders commonly overlooked by other imaging systems.
Utilizing TruTrack™ image alignment software, the SPECTRALIS® is able to continuously monitor the position of the eye, allowing us to obtain a perfect image of the retina, even if the patient moves their eyes during the test. The warp-speed of the spectral-domain OCT also helps eliminate any artifacts and results in images of an exceptional quality. This technology takes imaging to a whole new level.
Our physicians at Retina Macula Institute review patients’ images the same day, usually within minutes, following the scan. In the exam rooms, high-resolution large flat-screen monitors are used to educate patients on the potential course of treatment. New treatment strategies have also been discovered at RMI using these high-resolution OCT images. Our physicians strongly believe that this cutting edge technology has increased the accuracy and ease of diagnoses, advancing the field of retina and macular disease.