GE Healthcare is profiling its cardiovascular Vivid 7 Dimension echo machine at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in Seattle. The system sports an impressive array of features:
The Vivid 7 Dimension system is a PC based, software, raw data ultrasound platform that continues to evolve and improve year after year. Annual breakthroughs renew the platform with cutting edge software and hardware. Building on these annual breakthroughs, the Vivid 7 Dimension delivers more real-time 4D imaging capabilities than ever before. Multi-dimensional imaging formats, real-time, un-gated, un-spliced 4D imaging and real-time 4D full volume imaging, in an easy to use package, helps clinicians take 4D imaging out of the research lab and into a their everyday clinical routine.
“The additional information provided by 4D echocardiography increases diagnostic confidence for both the anatomical and functional assessment versus standard 2D imaging. The 4D protocol is both easy to use and easy to understand, and it is improving care across a broad range of patients,” said Dr. Randy Martin, professor of medicine and director of echocardiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Highlights of Vivid 7 Dimension:
Real-time 4D color flow full volume imaging – allows clinicians to assess hemodynamic information in color and real time in the same heart cycle – with the option of viewing a 6 or 9 slice cross section of the left ventricle right on the Vivid 7 system. 4D LV Volume – an EchoPAC Dimension option, gives users the ability to quantify volume information from real-time full volume Vivid 7 data. This GE Healthcare specially tailored package from TomTec Imaging Systems can now provide a full assessment of the left ventricle volumes free of geometric assumptions.
“The 4D LV-Volume tool is quick, robust and intuitive. We will use it for patients with reduced LV function, wall motion abnormalities or asynchrony. It has a good chance to become a routine tool for these cases,” said Andreas Franke, Professor at the University Hospital in Aachen, Germany.
The Vivid 7 Dimension breakthroughs also continue to lead the way with more quantitative tools for left ventricular wall motion and synchronicity. As a result, clinicians can acquire more accurate and detailed cardiovascular information in fewer, faster steps, streamlining their day-to-day workflow and allowing for better patient care.
Advance Tissue Synchronization Imaging (TSI) – time-to-peak data derived from TSI’s simple-to-use “red light/green light” visualizations to quantify left ventricle synchronicity for heart failure patients or those undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Automated Function Imaging (AFI) – easy-to-use, quick and accurate tool allowing clinicians to assess and quantify left ventricle wall motion.
“AFI is a simple, user-friendly program that allows regional function quantification with minimal input,” said Dr. Ted Abraham, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
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