Nidek has announced the launch of the RS-3000 Advance 2 optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, which incorporates a scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) and is designed for comprehensive imaging and analysis of the retina and glaucoma.
The RS-3000 Advance 2 retains some of the signature features of the previous model, including glaucoma analysis with a 9 x 9 mm wide area normative database, accurate image capture with a SLO based eye tracer, and selectable OCT sensitivity that allows acquisition of B-scan images through media opacities. Enhancements of the RS-3000 Advance 2 include 85,000 A-scans/s, 12 x 12 mm auto panorama imaging of OCT angiography, and increased image quality.
The faster scanning speed allows rapid image acquisition, decreasing patient chair time and increasing clinical efficiency. Higher scanning speeds also reduce artifacts due to fixation loss resulting in better image quality. The 12 x 12 mm panorama function allows imaging of peripheral lesions due to retinal pathology from branch retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy.
“The suite of features incorporated in the RS-3000 Advance 2 represents a comprehensive solution to detect retinal pathology and glaucoma.” Motoki Ozawa, president of Nidek, said in a company news release. “We will continue to provide eye care professionals with complete solutions for their diverse needs.”
The RS-3000 Advance 2 is being launched worldwide, but this is not cleared by the FDA for distribution in the United States.