Artemis-Ultra High Frequency Imaging System for Ophthalmology Practice
Artemis Medical Technologies Inc
7119 130 Street
BC V3w 4j6
Few Facts about Artemis 1-Artemis uses ultrasound, which is widely recognized as more accurate than optics. The Artemis is an arc scanner, not a hand-held sector scanner like the Sonomed VuMax.This allows large area precision scans of the anterior segment (cornea and lens). 2-OCT scanners use light, and they cannot see the critical area behind the iris. The Artemis uses ultrasound, which penetrates the iris and images the peripheral capsule and the ciliary body behind the IRIS. 3-Optical scanners map the topology of the front and back of the cornea. They cannot map individual corneal layers, the epithelium and the stroma, which contain important diagnostic information. Because it uses ultrasound instead of light, the Artemis sees and maps the corneal layers. 4-Even after optical and pachymetry screening, as many as 4 out of every 1000 LASIK patients develop ectasia (progressive bulging of the cornea) with possible loss ofan eye. Screening with the Artemis ultrasound scanner can significantly reduce the risk that your LASIK patients will develop this devastating condition. Because it provides increased safety, an Artemis ultrasound scan will become the standard of care for LASIK and for other corneal refractive procedures. Finally, Reduce the risk of ectasia? Inaccuracies in the measurement of corneal thickness leading to excessive LASIK flap thickness are a principal cause of ectasia. The Artemis maps corneal thickness more accurately than optical scanners like the Orbscan. Failure to detect keratoconus (a tendency for the cornea to be conically shaped rather than spherical) because theepithelium (the outer corneal layer) compensates for and masks it in optical scans isanother principal cause of ectasia. The Artemis maps the corneal epithelium and stroma layers, which optical scanners cannot. Artemis also provides an Integrated Patient records system on Windows with direct input of patients data into the system reducing manual entry errors.