Toshiba is now introducing 3D Wall Motion Tracking and Tissue Enhancement technologies on its Aplio Artida (side image) cardiac ultrasound system. Additionally, Aplio MX (top image), Aplio XG and Xario XG ultrasounds are available with the Auto IMT feature for measuring intima-media thickness of the carotid artery.
3D Wall Motion Tracking, an industry first on the Artida, offers a new era of dyssynchrony imaging and advanced regional wall motion assessment. It aids electrophysiologists in optimizing pacemaker placement and function. It also shows 3D ejection fraction, volumes and regional and global strain function. A Toshiba-exclusive software, Tissue Enhancement has the ability to improve image uniformity and endocardial border delineation, especially in difficult-to-scan patients.
Available on Toshiba’s shared service ultrasound systems, Aplio™ MX, Aplio™ XG and Xario™ XG, the new Auto IMT feature calculates the intima-media thickness of the carotid artery, helping clinicians determine a patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Toshiba’s Auto IMT can determine the thickness of the near and far arterial walls from three segments of the carotid artery: at an optimal angle of incidence and two complementary planes. Auto IMT uses the collected images following the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) consensus statement for diagnosis of cardiac risk in certain asymptomatic populations.