BOSTON Volk Optical Inc. presented its new portable nonmydriatic retinal imaging system, the Volk Pictor, here at Academy 2011 Boston.
The Pictor nonmyd retinal imager comes with two easily interchangeable modules: a retinal module and an anterior module.
The retinal module features reflection-free imaging with 10 illumination levels, image targeting and capture using infrared or white light, automatic focusing and a silicone rubber eye cup for patient comfort. The device provides an image resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels with a diopter compensation of -20 D to +20 D.
The anterior module includes a white and a blue LED light for image targeting and capture, an autofocus feature with an option to manually adjust if necessary and, as with the retinal module, it also includes a silicone rubber eye cup. The anterior module provides an image resolution of 2560 x 1920 pixels with a 6x digital zoom.
Images captured using the Pictor camera, which create files in a jpeg format, can easily be dropped into any EMR system, Volk's manager of diagnostic imaging, David Friedman, told PRIMARY CARE OPTOMETRY NEWS. Only a USB connection is necessary, and the camera is equipped with all necessary software.
Also, an Americans With Disabilities Act tax credit is available for the device, Mr. Friedman added, which itself is fully reimbursable for fundus or anterior photography. The Pictor will save time in practice and pay for itself in about 60 to 90 days, he said.