1. Heidelberg Engineering Introduces the GMPE Hood Glaucoma Report for SPECTRALIS® OCT

    Heidelberg Engineering Introduces the GMPE Hood Glaucoma Report for SPECTRALIS® OCT

    New feature of the Glaucoma Module Premium Edition offers an intuitive and accurate approach to aid diagnosis and management of glaucoma

    Heidelberg Engineering, a privately-held imaging and healthcare IT technologies company focused on ophthalmic diagnostic solutions that empower clinicians to improve patient care, announced today that the Hood Glaucoma Report is now available with a software update within the SPECTRALIS OCT Glaucoma Module Premium Edition (GMPE).”

    The GMPE Hood Glaucoma Report highlights essential diagnostic information in an intuitive layout that enables a quick, yet comprehensive assessment. Based on the diagnostic approach developed by Donald C. Hood, PhD, this report also accentuates the importance of high-resolution OCT B-scans and the unique anatomy of each eye, in the routine clinical diagnostic regimen.

    “With the NSTIN plot, the temporal quadrant of the retinal nerve fiber layer is displayed in the center of the B-scan. This portion of the disc is crucial for everyday visual function, and identification of abnormal thinning in this region is essential for managing glaucoma.” said Dr. Hood.

    Furthermore, this report allows clinicians to visualize functional and structural measurements along with high-resolution OCT B-scans and relate this information to 10-2 and 24-2 visual field points. Taking advantage of the GMPE Anatomic Positioning System (APS), which tailors scan placement and orientation to each patient’s individual anatomy, the report is optimized to serve as an intuitive and robust diagnostic aid. The unique semi-automated APS technology increases the precision and accuracy of results by ensuring that all glaucoma scans are anatomically aligned with the reference database and account for the individual configuration of axons in each eye.

    “The GMPE Hood Glaucoma Report makes full use of the high-quality images and precise diagnostic information provided by the SPECTRALIS to make it even more convenient for clinicians to identify subtle changes and make confident clinical decisions,” stated Ali Tafreshi, Head of Product Management and Clinical Affairs.

    Figure 1. The GMPE Hood Glaucoma Report

    About SPECTRALIS

    The SPECTRALIS is an ophthalmic imaging platform with an upgradable, modular design. This platform allows clinicians to configure each SPECTRALIS to the specific diagnostic workflow in the practice or clinic.

    Options include: OCT, multiple scanning laser fundus imaging modalities, widefield and ultra-widefield modules and scanning laser angiography.

    About Glaucoma Module Premium Edition

    The SPECTRALIS Glaucoma Module Premium Edition combines the proprietary Anatomic Positioning System (APS) with a series of unique scan patterns to assess the optic nerve head, the retinal nerve fiber layer, and the ganglion cell layer. These scan patterns are precisely matched to the characteristics of fine anatomic structures relevant in glaucoma diagnostics.

    About Heidelberg Engineering

    Heidelberg Engineering continuously optimizes imaging and healthcare IT technologies to provide ophthalmic diagnostic solutions that empower clinicians to improve patient care. From its inception in 1990, the Company has collaborated with scientists, clinicians and industry to develop innovative products that deliver clinically relevant benefits.

    Uncompromising quality and education play a large part in fostering the diagnostic confidence that has become synonymous with the global brand. The Company’s substantial expertise in the development and implementation of intelligent image and data management solutions complements its distinguished history in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic diagnostic instruments.

    Heidelberg Engineering’s growing product portfolio combines these core technologies: confocal microscopy, scanning lasers and optics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), real-time image processing and analytics, multimodal image management solutions, electronic medical records (EMR) and data mining.

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    1. With the NSTIN plot, the temporal quadrant of the retinal nerve fiber layer is displayed in the center of the B-scan. This portion of the disc is crucial for everyday visual function, and identification of abnormal thinning in this region is essential for managing glaucoma.
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