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Canon U.S.A. Demonstrates Teleretinal Solutions At Annual Meeting Of The American Academy Of Ophthalmology

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 11, 2015 Physicians require dedicated ophthalmic image management software that is easy to use and can enhance office workflow, while also keeping security and compliance with CMS and HIPAA regulations in mind. At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, taking place November 14-17, at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate at booth 1317 how the Canon imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software1 is designed to instantly capture, store, query, and display patients’ studies from a single data base —whether in the exam room or across the country 2 -- putting  concise information at the eye care professional’s fingertips. 

When used in combination with Canon retinal cameras, the RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer, or the TX-20 Fully Automated Tonometer, imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software can help provide clinical efficiency with its advanced software modules such as RGB channel separation, side-by-side Color/FAF comparison, Stereo Image, Emboss, AutoMosaic and Advanced Tools. The system is fully DICOM® 3 compliant for increased interoperability with other information systems, communicates well with most EMR systems, and can safely connect to most third-party legacy instruments4 across a network. Additionally, imageSPECTRUM software is an excellent communication tool and EMR complement for today’s Meaningful Use, HIPAA regulated and Coordinated Care team environment.

One example of how teleretinal technology is being effectively used comes from Canon Consultant,  New Jersey-based Director of Applied Vision Research & Ophthalmic Telemedicine at Rutgers University, Ben Szirth Ph D.,  who recently performed retinal screenings using a combination of Canon Eye Care solutions at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference in Orlando, Florida. Although the children’s eye exams were performed in Orlando, Dr. Szirth was able to remotely transmit data requiring follow-up back to Ophthalmic retinal specialists in his Newark, New Jersey office as well as retinal specialists in Paris, France—thousands of miles away, thanks to Canon imageSPECTRUM software. 

In addition to imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with Eye Care solutions including:

CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
Using the non-mydriatic mode, this device not only can help save time and resources but also can help make the diagnostic procedure more comfortable for patients with a minimum of 3.8 mm in pupil diameter. Plus, the hybrid design provides five photography modes including Color, Red-Free, Cobalt, Fluorescein Angiography, and Fundus Autofluorescence.

CF-1 Digital Mydriatic Retinal Camera
The CF-1 Mydriatic Camera is a versatile 50° retinal camera with three color modes: Fluorescein Angiography, Color, and Red-Free. The camera can take full field images with a pupil diameter as small as Ø 5.2mm in mydriatic mode and down to Ø 4.3mm in SP Mode using an 18 megapixel Canon EOS 60D digital camera. 

CR-2 PLUS AF Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
With the press of a button, users can switch between auto and manual focusing for ultimate control and ease-of-use. The Autocapture function determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal.

CR-2 AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera
The newest addition to the Canon digital non-mydriatic camera lineup delivers stunning, high-resolution, 20.2 megapixel images-the highest resolution available in any digital retinal camera today-with extraordinary detail, contrast, color fidelity and speed. Enhanced from the previous CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera, the new CR-2 AF features contrast enhancement technology never before offered to emphasize the differences in “redness” and “brightness” of blood vessel structures relative to their surroundings.

RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer
Including a Full Auto Mode which allows professionals to automatically align, focus, and acquire a reading for one eye and continue to the opposite eye to perform the same function–all with one touch of a button. This feature contributes to a comfortable, efficient screening process for the patient.

TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer:
Designed to be compact and lightweight, the non-contact tonometer is easy to transport and install. With soft air puffs, the TX-20 tonometer easily measures Intraocular Pressure (IOP), enhancing patient comfort and allowing doctors to perform simple eye exams efficiently.

For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please go to www.usa.canon.com/eye-care.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2014† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2015. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.


† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1 Requires Windows® 7 operating system. Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

2 DICOM review application and secure network connection to the imageSPECTRUM server required.

3 DICOM is a registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standard publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

4  Instruments must have file-to-print capability and either an RS-232 port or a USB port.

All other referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Specifications subject to change without notice.