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What is OCT-A?

Posted By Taylor Pannell CRA, OCT-C, Friday, March 11, 2016
Updated: Friday, March 11, 2016

What exactly is OCT Angiography? This new technology has the capability to show blood flow in just a quick scan, no injection and no bright lights needed. The OCT-A technology takes the original OCT scan software and builds onto it creating an information image based on the movement of red blood cells. The upcoming classes held during the OPS mid-year conference in Fort Worth, TX will give detailed outline of this new software. The course will review possible scanning artifacts to be aware of, new patient management protocols and software specs.














With the new OCT-A software, it seems we have an answer to a question we have yet to ask; how does OCT-A compare or differ from the standard fluorescein angiogram? Is one better than the other or do they complement each other? These questions will also be addressed at the 2016 mid-year conference. The courses will go over different diseases and pathology. Images will be show in order to compare OCT-A to different imaging modalities such as: color fundus photos, fundus auto- fluorescence and fluorescein angiography. As stated earlier, it seems (with OCT-A) that we have an answer to a question that we have yet to ask. These courses are meant to give the viewer as much information as possible for them to come to their own informed conclusions about the software. We currently do not have all of the answers as the technology is still in the infant stages. We look forward to seeing you in Texas!!!


P.S. - If you are interested in learning more about the OCT-A technology, check out our OCT-A themed webinars in December of 2016!


 *Images provided by the diagnostics team of the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester


Tags:  blog  education  Educational Meeting  Meaningful Use  Mid-year  OCT-A 

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Timothy J. Bennett CRA OCT-C says...
Posted Friday, March 11, 2016
Nice job Taylor! Would love to see more technical blog posts like this...
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