How Optical Coherence Tomography Works & How We Save You Time & Money
Excedr can source virtually all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences you might have. Request an OCT system lease estimate today and see how leasing can discount your ophthalmic system’s price.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s OCT Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Eye care professionals use optical coherence tomography (OCT), an optical tomographic imaging technique, to perform non-invasive, high-resolution imaging of the macula, cornea, and optic nerve using an OCT machine.
OCT imaging is used for both the anterior and posterior segments of the human eye. The mechanisms of these systems are similar to an ultrasound, however, light waves are used instead of sound waves.
OCT systems obtain an in vivo cross-sectional image by performing many one-dimensional scans at several different imaging depths, using near-infrared or infrared light, which can be translated into a volumetric image of the retina or cornea.
Next, a 3D image is generated using these scans. This allows an ophthalmologist or optometrist to map and measure every distinct layer of the retina or cornea, providing valuable information that helps with diagnosis and analysis of structural change in the eye as diseases progress.
Performing an OCT scan can identify retinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which can cause macular edema, the build-up of fluid in the middle of the retina. Optical coherence tomography is also capable of evaluating optic nerve disorders that include glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, and optic neuritis.
AS you can see, retinal imaging is incredibly important in measuring eye health, and it is critical to provide a full picture. Without proper eye scanning, vision-threatening diseases can go unnoticed or untreated.
To protect your patient’s vision, and to perform detailed, in-depth procedures, an OCT system should be used. It is evolving to become one of the most important diagnostic tools in ophthalmology biomedical research, and has continued to contribute to the understanding of retinal pathology and improvement of monitoring progression and treatment in diseases of the posterior and anterior segment of the eye.
OCT Systems Technology, Benefits, & Applications
As an imaging modality, OCT relies on two types of technology to perform accurate and sensitive scans: Time-domain OCT (TD-OCT) and Fourier-domain OCT (FD-OCT). There are some variations of FD-OCT that we will cover as well that are widely used in ophthalmology.
Ease-Of-Use & Scanning Speed
Optical Coherence Tomography System Leases to Fit Every Need
If acquiring a piece of optical imaging equipment outright for your eye clinic poses some financial hurdles, consider leasing.
We provide an alternative to burdensome prices by offering an extensive ophthalmic equipment leasing program that spreads payment out over time, covers unexpected repair and maintenance costs, and provides multiple end-of-lease options. Reach out today to learn more about leasing an OCT system.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
OCT Manufacturers & Models
EnFoucs, Envisu R-Class, Envisu C-Class
CIRRUS 500/5000, CIRRUS photo, CIRRUS 6000, PRIMUS 200
RS-3000 Advance 2, Retina Scan Duo™ 2, Mirante SLO/OCT
Optovue iVue80, iFusion80, iScan80, AngioVue, Avanti Widefield
Spectralis, OCT Spectralis, HRA + OCT Spectralis, HRA Spectralis
Optopol Technologies & OPTOPOL USA:
REVO FC 130, REVO FC, REVO NX 130, REVO 80, REVO 60
OPTIS™ Imaging Systems