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SCANMATE FLEX

Manufacturer: DGH Technologies
Product code: DSFL

Three probe options,
one powerful platform

Maximize your technology investment by configuring the Scanmate Flex to meet your needs. The Scanmate Flex, a portable, ophthalmic ultrasound platform, is the perfect product to enhance your practice’s diagnostic capabilities. The Flex provides any desired combination of A-Scan, B-Scan & UBM.

Its hallmark is flexibility.

 

The Flex A-Scan uses DGH’s proven alignment algorithm to obtain repeatable and accurate axial length measurements. The IOL calculator is easy to use and includes most modern and post refractive formulas. 

The redesigned B-Scan Probe, new with the Flex, provides clear imaging of the posterior segment of the eye, even when optical clarity is compromised. 

The Flex UBM probe is indispensable when obtaining high resolution images of the anterior segment of the eye, including images of structures concealed by the iris or corneal opacities.

FLEX A/ B

FLEX A/ B

FLEX A/ B/ UBM

FLEX A/ B/ UBM

FLEX B

FLEX B

FLEX B/ UBM

FLEX B/ UBM

FLEX UBM

FLEX UBM

The Flex can be placed on a desk or counter, mounted on the wall, or moved around in a cart.

The Scanmate software is offered as an unrestricted license, meaning it can be installed on multiple workstations to operate independently or as a networked system. Patient records are stored in a database that is easily searchable and can be backed-up using an in-program backup tool.

The Flex is powered by an internal rechargeable battery, making the unit totally portable. The Flex carrying case is designed to hold both the Flex and a tablet PC so the entire system can be used without being removed from the case – perfect for transporting between multiple sites.

B-SCAN

The Scanmate Flex B-Scan probe enables clinicians to capture clear and precise images and videos of the posterior segment of the eye. Ultrasonic B-scans are effective, even when opacities (such as dense cataract, blood, or anatomical structures) are present which obscure optical technologies.

 

The B-Scan probe is available in both 12.5 MHz and 20 MHz frequencies. Among the on-screen tools are calipers to measure structures, an area measurement tool and an annotation tool that gives you a way to indicate pathologies on the image.

B-SCAN Diagnostic Applications

The Flex B-Scan delivers clear images of the posterior portion, even when optical clarity is compromised. B-Scan imaging can aid the evaluation of:

  • Retinal and Vitreous Detachments

  • Vitreous Humor Pathologies

  • Staphylomas

  • Posterior Segment Pathologies

  • Choroidal Pathologies

  • Optic Nerve Pathologies

  • Scleral Thickening

Vitreous Hemorrhage
Retinal Detachment
Tumor
Posterior Staphyloma
Drusen Optic Nerve

Vitreous hemorrhage

Retinal detatchment

Tumour

Posterior staphyloma

Drusen optic nerve

 

UBM

The UBM is indispensable when imaging the anterior segment. High-resolution UBM images provide the ability to observe structures concealed by the iris or corneal opacities.

Typical applications of the high resolution images obtained with either a 35 MHz or 50 MHz transducer include sulcus-to-sulcus measurement, angle-closure, and anterior chamber pathologies. The Scanmate software provides tools for angle, area and length measurement along with an annotation tool for indicating pathologies. A water-filled single use sterile Clear Scan® Probe cover is the only component that touches the eye.

UBM Diagnostic Applications

The Flex UBM delivers clear images for the anterior segment, and the technology is presently being utilised in procedures such as:

  • ACA Measurements

  • Post-Lasik Corneal Evaluation

  • IOL Position Monitoring

  • Pre-Operative ICL Evaluation

  • Diagnosis of Iris and Ciliary Cysts

  • Glaucoma Post Surgery Evaluations

Cataract
Chamber angle
IOL with an iris cyst
Narrow angle

Cataract

Chamber angle

IOL with an iris cyst

Narrow angle

 

A-SCAN

The innovative Flex A-Scan offers clinicians an unmatched level of usability and accuracy. Unique measurement guidance features assist in achieving optimal measurement values. These features allow the user to focus on application technique while the device’s software performs real-time waveform analysis and provides immediate feedback to the user.

 

The DGH Software supports multiple IOL formulas, including post-refractive formulas. A-Scan measurements can be taken via direct corneal contact or via water immersion method (Prager Shell® included). The Scanmate software performs IOL calculations using modern predictive models, allowing the clinician to explore various treatment plans simultaneously.

The Flex A-Scan is tailored to meet the needs of your myopia management program. In addition to providing consistent, accurate and reliable axial length measurements, the Axial Length Progression Report charts the axial length changes of each patient over a period of time.

A unique grading algorithm automatically ranks the probe’s alignment along the axis of measurement. Alignment ranking is immediate, with each qualified measurement assigned a 1-star, 2-star or 3-star rank (3-star representing best alignment). Aided by the audible feedback, the user can adjust the probe’s contact angle during a procedure, correcting misalignments and thereby optimizing measurement.

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Unique compression lockout feature for use during contact measurements. When enabled, compression lockout will stop the system from measuring waveforms which show indications of corneal compression. Audible tones are provided to guide the user in adjusting contact pressure and aid in alleviating flattening of the cornea. The compression sensitivity level is adjustable to aid in obtaining contact measurements with minimum compression.

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The Flex A-Scan can operate in either contact or immersion mode. Immersion mode eliminates corneal compression by allowing measurements in a water bath. The probe releases ultrasonic pulses into water (rather than directly to the eye). The pulses propagate through the water and into the tissue. This method of measurement eliminates potential deformation of the cornea’s geometry caused by direct contact from a probe.

 
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STEP 1

 

Patient Data

Populate the necessary fields and you are ready to acquire images.

STEP 2

 

Acquire images

Click on desired modality icon, and start acquiring images and data.

STEP 3

 

Image Processing & Quantification

The software offers tools to measure distance, area, and angles, and an annotation tool for notating images. Images can be enhanced by adjusting intensity, contrast, and gains (near,mid, and far).

STEP 4

 

Reporting

The Scanmate Software offers a variety of report templates that summarize critical information and are print and .PDF ready.

SOFTWARE

The Scanmate Flex combines the most advanced ultrasound technology available with the processing power, data storage and connectivity advantages of a personal computer. Patient data can be stored on a local computer, or in a centralised network where it can be accessed by multiple users. Patient records are fully searchable and can be exported in a format that is compatible with EMR/EHR systems. The Scanmate software is designed to work on a Windows® computer. The Scanmate Flex plugs into the USB 2.0 port of a Windows® computer that you may already have in your office or clinic*.

The software was designed to accomplish an examination in 4 simple steps.