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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technology

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Description: Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a dual beam Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) system that acquires transectional images or volume scans of the retina and an infrared reference image simultaneously. OCT is a non-contact medical imaging technology similar to ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). With OCT, reflected light is used to produce detailed cross-sectional and three-dimensional images of the eye.

Spectralis OCT uses a proprietary patient database that houses the data within the software and the user`s local hard drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/29/2024 at 16:45:40 UTC
Aliases: Heidelberg Spectralis Software
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Heidelberg Engineering, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/29/2024 at 16:45:40 UTC).