Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has stepped into a new tomorrow with the entrance of Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1. The artificial intelligence-powered innovation is all about optimizing image quality, speed of acquisition with outstanding imaging capabilities, versatile reporting possibilities and even makes physical distancing safety a reality.
The Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 offers cutting edge imaging results with the Intelligent Denoise capability, Canon’s deep learning technology that offers a new quality of OCTA images. This is achieved within a single individual scan without the need to acquire and merge multiple images by delivering images with greatly reduced image noise, increased detail and improved visibility within just seconds. Combined with the Flow Fusion technology, you can also sub-divide complex examinations for difficult-to-image patients and overcome signal dropouts caused by vitreous artefacts.
A Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 scan can be done in 2 seconds. This not only helps you save time and enhance work efficiency, but ultimately, the shorter examination time increases your patient’s comfort and well-being. Scan results can be ready in a matter of seconds.
It’s not only its speed but also its outstanding image performance that impresses. The Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1’s outstanding digital resolution of up to 1.6 µm enables detection and distinction of 10 layers of the retina, including Bruch’s membrane. Thanks to Canon’s recognized optical expertise, its excellent native optical resolution combined with the averaging multiple scans (up to 200) help achieve amazing detail resolution.
Accurate scanning is also easy with the system’s integrated Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO). The real-time retinal tracking not only provides precise monitoring of the examination; it also allows you to maintain the exact same scanning position automatically. As a result, the tracking reduces movement artefacts, providing consistent, high image quality. The software’s automatic selection of identical scan parameters for follow-up examinations makes for consistency and reliability in results.
For reporting, the Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 provides a full range of tools including an extensive normative database. Thanks to its extensive DICOM and EMR capability, results from multiple Canon imaging modalities can be stored, shared and analyzed as needed in your daily practice.
The Retinal Expert (RX) software fully integrated with the Xephilio OCT-A1 does not only work well as a database, it also serves as a viewing station that allows access to all patient data for reviewing and reporting from remote locations while the database remains on the systems.
The RX software is a very intuitive and user friendly software with extensive pre-settings for the scan protocols allowing efficient workflow and OCT user management.
Most of all, the intelligent Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 is easy to use with its three-click function to complete an examination. Just point, align and shoot. There is no need for any joysticks. It offers a complete range of intelligent functions to enable fully automated examinations, making it easy for delegation of scanning operations to nurses or assistants.
In light of the new reality after COVID-19, keeping a safe physical distance is also now feasible with Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 offering you multiple possibilities to operate the device in a safer, socially-distanced way. The OCT scanner can be operated easily from any PC, or tablet device over a network using a remote desktop solution (e.g. TeamViewer). The Canon Medical Xephilio OCT-A1 can be operated over the hospital network or via the Internet from another room in the hospital or even a different location.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article was first published in CAKE & PIE POST, WOC 2020 Edition, Day 2 Issue.