Reichert Technologies’ new Reflex Ultrasound Bio-Microscope safely images the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, delivering a superior view not available through other exam methods. Reichert’s next-generation UBM now offers a larger viewing area, a user-friendly, touch-screen interface and software improvements, the company says.
The compact unit is ideal for practices treating glaucoma patients, as well as for cataract and cornea specialists, providing valuable information for the treatment of phacomorphic lenses, plateau iris syndrome, cysts, tumors, retinal tears, cells in the vitreous chamber and vitreous hemorrhages.
The convenient test can be performed within five minutes by a technician or doctor. A ClearScan disposable probe cover ensures that the UBM’s probe will never make contact with the eye. Patients can remain upright in an exam chair throughout the procedure, with no need for a water bath or scleral shell.
Procedures using the UBM are billable through a well-established Medicare code.
The device is approximately the same size as a computer monitor, requiring very little space in an exam room.
Images captured on Reichert’s Reflex UBM are DICOM-compliant and can be exported to electronic medical records. The device also has a USB port and offers Ethernet connectivity. For information, visit reichert.com.
Reliance Launches Xoma Exam Lane System
Reliance Medical Products is now taking orders for its Xoma system, the first fully automated exam chair and instrument stand that incorporates programmable lighting, slit lamps, automated refraction control and imaging devices into one unit. Built-in tablet technology provides instant access to patient screening tests, acuity testing, images and educational videos.
Xoma’s ergonomic design was created with doctor comfort as a top priority, while offering practices a solution that optimizes space in the exam room. The system also is handicap-accessible.
Xoma incorporates programmable lighting that will automatically dim the room lights when the slit lamp is in use and return the lights to full brilliance when the exam is complete. The tablet integrated into Xoma eliminates the need for separate near-point cards and color test books.
The flat-panel screen also can display educational, advertising or entertainment content, possibly increasing patient satisfaction with the treatment and service received. The screen can play videos and slide shows to promote products, procedures, services and referral programs that help increase revenue.
Images and other patient data can be accessed from the patient record through electronic medical records.
The devices and software incorporated into Xoma can be easily upgraded as new innovations are developed. The system operates on an open platform, making it functional well into the future.
Orders for the Xoma System can be placed by making a reservation online at ecoxoma.com, or by phone at (513) 336-7255. The company expects to begin delivering the system during 2013.