As it would seem, the marketplace has become less made-up of fluorescein angiography fundus imaging, and more rapid-capture non-mydiratic systems that impress with EHR/EMR networking. It’s too bad too, because fluorescein image suites and tillable views show significant data– data that non-mydriatic systems will not. The FF450 Plus IR does not boast autofluorescence capabilities, however it also doesn’t command a price point that FAF cameras do. Mydriatic systems such as the FF450 Plus IR and Canon CF-1 require a manual capture, with a viewfinder and a tillable optics head that achieves great angle coverage. A complex, external image suite interface provides detailed measuring capabilities, filters, mosaic functions, and diagnostic tools that really separate these systems from other diagnostic tools. The FF450 provides terrific resolution; with optional DSLR camera exchange, up to 17 megapixels can be achieved. Three different zoom-levels ease distortion once images are manipulated within the external suite, and thanks to a 45-degree horizontal tilt capability, practically any view can be achieved. FF450 drawbacks include a bright flash intensity, and a chunky instrument that requires a workstation table and external monitor, control pad, and computer (down below).
OUR TAKE: Impressive resolution and field of view. Less than impressive ergonomic footprint.
At the core of every successful treatment is a reliable diagnosis. This is why ZEISS has combined the diverse functions of sound retinal diagnostic procedures to produce one pioneering solution: the FF450plus fundus camera. In combination with the VISUPAC® image processing system, it allows for a unique level of diagnostic accuracy. It delivers images with the clearest details, thus providing the dependable basis for first-class treatment outcomes.
VISUPAC features an extensive image processing, editing and assessment suite. Disease documentation can be enriched with markings and annotations for future reference or for image overlay to visualize disease progression. A unique AutoMap function lets you create magnificent wide-angle panoramic images at the push of a button.
The renowned optical quality of the FF450plus and integration with VISUPAC’s digital imaging capabilities makes the difference. The result is images of exquisite detail – a must for today’s demanding ophthalmic professionals – be it for disease documentation, presentations, or for use in clinical trials. Its optical zoom features three magnification levels (20°, 30° and 50°) for optimal diagnostic insight. In addition, the highly flexible tilt and swivel mechanism allows imaging from virtually any angle.
The exclusive ZEISS telecentric optics of the FF450plus provide constant magnification, independent of focusing and position, resulting in virtually no distortion. Together with VISUPAC’s uniquely harmonized sensors, this enables you to accurately and repeatedly determine and analyze disease progression.
Integrated data management functions enable fast, easy and secure documentation and storage of examination results for a comprehensive review and disease management. The built-in search function lets you easily query your patient and image database over numerous parameters for convenient data access.
Ophthalmic solutions from ZEISS are built for reliability and solid return on investment – as is the FF450plus fundus camera with VISUPAC. As a scalable system with a modular design, it can be upgraded at any time to suit future needs – for example, adding indocyanine green angiography or fundus autofluorescence to expand your retinal diagnostic procedures.
The FF450 Plus IR with VISUPAC offers EHR integration from the external computer. Always check with your EHR/EMR company to seek direct integration options.
The FF450 Plus IR runs VISUPAC imaging suite hosted on a Windows XP operating system. This system is intended to be used as a standalone system, however can be upgraded to a newer operating system directly with the manufacturer.