One platform three applications

Multiple applications:

  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal edema
  • Cornea/Conjuctiva
  • Easy handling
  • No dilation
  • Works with Laptop or PC
  • Single or shared use
  • Data base builder

The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 (HRT 3) is a confocal laser scanning system for imaging of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye. It consists of three modules which can be used independently or in combination with each other.
The major clinical routine application is the optic disc structure analysis for glaucoma diagnosis.
A second application is the location and quantification of retinal edema in diabetes.
And with the Rostock Cornea Module, the HRT 3 is converted into a confocal microscope for in vivo assessment of the cornea and conjunctiva.

Worldwide, more than 5.000 HRTs support physicians and optometrists in diagnosis and follow-up. Their long-term experience has confirmed the high diagnostic value of HRT examinations, based on highly reproducible measurements. Both 2- and 3-dimensional images are acquired with high resolution and without data interpolation.

Built-in quality controls enable the user to evaluate the image quality during and after capture.

The HRT is a tried-and-tested, versatile technology you can rely on.

Compact and portable design
The new compact HRT 3 platform is ideal for different practice environments as well as shared use.
The HRT 3 is now laptop or PC compatible, using the latest FireWire technology.

A new ergonomically designed table for laptop offers an elegant look, but also convenient access for both physician and patient, including those in wheelchairs. Alternatively, the HRT 3 can be used with a standard PC and table.

An optional carrying case slides over the scanning head, enabling easy and secure transportation between offices.

Heidelberg Eye Explorer Program 
The software of all laser-scanning and OCT devices from Heidelberg Engineering is based on the Heidelberg Eye Explorer (HEYEX) operating system. HEYEX covers all basic functions of the patient database and patient files.

Capture and Analysis software
Alongside the full software (image capture and viewing) provided with each device, separate viewing software is available for each software module, enabling users to access all images and patient data.

Participants of telemedicine projects (shared handling etc.) who do not have an HRT in their practice can use the viewing software to import, analyze and archive data.

The HRT 3 is email-enabled to transfer patient results digitally as jpg or bmp files, making exchange of paper printouts an outdated method of the past.

HRT 3 in network environment
HRT 3 can be used as a stand-alone or within network environment. For parallel use of the software on several computers within a network, additional networking licenses can be obtained. These network licenses cover all modules installed on the network.

Image Capture Module
The Image Capture Module enables the import of digital images or documents from other devices (fundus cameras, OCT, perimeter etc.) into the Heidelberg Eye Explorer patient file. The patient file organizes patient’s images centrally, allowing for easy access, diagnosis and printing reports.

Connection to practice-management software 
The HEYEX operating system can be connected to patient management software systems (IFA, Medistar, Turbomed and more). This enables quick and convenient import of patient data into the digital patient file. Should your patient management system currently not offer connection with the HEYEX, Heidelberg will make the data exchange program available to your provider free of charge for implementation.

Glaucoma Module 
The new HRT 3 is the single most advanced piece of technology to help you assess, diagnose and manage glaucoma. The new Glaucoma Probability Score (GPS) gives an objective, user-independent, structural assessment of the optic disc using artificial intelligence and ethnic specific databases. Enhanced progression analysis, identification and tracking of areas of statistically significant change over time, for glaucomatous progression assessment. These tools increase the physician’s confidence in detecting real, clinically significant changes in the optic disc structure.

Retina Module 
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the western adult population. The Retina Module automatically locates and quantifies edema. Physicians appreciate this quick and noninvasive method to assess diabetic macular edema, central serous retinopathy, cystoid macular edema, occlusive diseases and macular holes. The Retina Module is the only means to precisely quantify change of retinal edema over time.

Cornea Module
In vivo imaging of cornea, limbus and conjunctiva can be made. One micron resolution provides high definition analysis and superb detail of corneal structures in real time and the ability to assess and monitor corneal pathology, pre- and post-op. LASIK, keratoplasty or corneal issues due to contact lenses. Additionally, endothelial cell count as well as corneal pachymetry can be performed.

Technical specifications 

HRT 3 system application modules (any combination is possible):

  • Glaucoma
  • Retina Edema
  • Confocal Microscopy of the Cornea and Conjunctiva

Used for:

  • Retina Tomography