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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Imaging Systems

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive, non-contact imaging modality used to visualize and monitor changes to the morphology of biological tissue. OCT employs low-coherence interferometry to create cross-sectional images that reveal sub-surface details of the tissues of interest. In the most common ophthalmic applications OCT systems use near-infrared light to generate high-resolution, volumetric images of tissue microstructures including the cornea, iris, crystalline lens, vitreous and retina.

The Department possesses both the Leica Bioptigen and Heidelberg Spectralis instruments to meet your imaging requirements.


The SPECTRALIS HRA+OCT delivers the ultimate in retinal imaging providing physicians the power of Spectral-domain OCT with TruTrack™ active eye tracking, AutoRescan features, posterior pole asymmetry analysis combined with five different confocal scanning laser fundus imaging modes and Ultra-Wide Field imaging capability. Multi-modality imaging offers deep insights into structure, function and metabolic activity of the retina. The SPECTRALIS multi-function platform can greatly improve patient flow, and confocal scanning is more comfortable for patients than flash photography. 

Bioptigen Envisu R2210

The Bioptigen Envisu R2210 system is a non-invasive technique that is used to detect and monitor morphological changes of the ocular tissue This OCT utilizes low-coherence interferometry to create cross-sectional images that reveal sub-surface detail of the tissues. The envisu provides high-resolution, high density, volumetric image capture in real-time of the ocular tissues.  

1/2 Day Session is $135.00 | Please complete the request form.

Please contact Nancy Philp, PhD for further information.

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Nancy Philp, PhD

Nancy Philp, PhD
Associate Professor
(215) 503-7854

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