What is Optical Coherence Tomography OCT?

Category: Procedures

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an optical signal acquisition and processing method allowing extremely high-quality, micrometre-resolution, three-dimensional images from within optical scattering media (e.g., biological tissue) to be obtained.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 2 1
Inability to prepare food 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Vision problems 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Optical Coherence Tomography OCT

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Optical Coherence Tomography OCT

Dosage Patients
one time 1
yearly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Optical Coherence Tomography OCT

Dec 15, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Very easy painless test. I found out that the computer tests could not detect that I had MS. OCT showed that my optic nerve was in the top of the green zone (excellent).
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 6, 2008 (Started Oct 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Vision)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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