School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


As part of the Sastry Foundation Advanced Imaging, the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has been implemented into the Neurology department.  We use the Heidelberg Spectralis SD OCT as an up and coming technique in the neurological field used to gain insight into the retinal structure and to assess atrophy of the nerves in relation to many neurological conditions.  While the main focus has been on Multiple Sclerosis, the high resolution and high reproducibility of the OCT holds the potential to increase our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions seen in clinical Neurology.



3D - 61 Line scan of the Macula, centered on the fovea, showing all layers of the retina, part of the vitreous and part of the choroid.