TomTec Imaging Systems has received FDA clearance for its new 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR software solution, 2D CPA MR for short. The software provides a vendor-agnostic tool for the quantification of myocardial function from MRI cine images.
2D CPA MR uses routine cardiovascular magnetic resonance images, which have been acquired as part of a conventional cardiovascular MR examination, obviating the need for extra tagging sequences during the exam. It analyzes myocardial deformation based on proprietary tracking technology, calculating regional and global velocity, displacement, strain, and strain-rate parameters.
The only manual step needed for the software to do its work is the manual trace of a single endocardial contour. Subsequently the system automatically tracks the displacement of myocardial structures over the length of the complete heart cycle. The software tracks endo- and epicardium, and describes left ventricular deformation in terms of longitudinal, radial and circumferential components.
More about the technology, including a demo video, from the Journal of Visualized Experiments: Magnetic Resonance Derived Myocardial Strain Assessment Using Feature Tracking