Anatomically intelligent ultrasound tool for cardiac care

Philips have announced the
European introduction of HeartModel which is a new anatomically intelligent
ultrasound (AIUS) tool that brings advanced quantification, automated 3D views
and robust reproducibility to echocardiology. Using HeartModel, clinicians can
quickly, easily and confidently assess disease states, determine treatment, and
guide related therapies. In a recent comparison at one hospital, clinicians
were able to acquire and analyze the data necessary to calculate the dimensions
and volumes of the left atrium and ventricle (LA and LV) between 3 and 6 times
faster using 3D measurements and HeartModel than with conventional 2D
measurements and conventional volume and dimensional analysis. With a rich
digital database of anatomical structural models and adaptive system
technology, HeartModel  has access to
advanced clinical information that automatically adapts to variability in
patient anatomy. This knowledge-based identification and patient-specific
adaptation provides proven quantification of the left ventricle and atrium, and
display of routine apical views.

HeartModel is part of a suite of
new tools and technologies available on Philips’ EPIQ 7 ultrasound system which
is designed to enhance automation and reproducibility to help address some of
the most critical strains on overburdened hospitals and healthcare systems who
are challenged to provide higher quality care at a lower cost. EPIQ 7 is known
for its high-image quality, advanced automation and superb ergonomic
design.“Collecting heart measurements in 3D is difficult and time consuming,”
said Jose Zamorano, MD, FESC, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid.
“Philips’ HeartModel helps to make collecting critical cardiac ultrasound
measurements easier and more reproducible, which will not only enable time
savings, but will hopefully extend the adoption of 3D echocardiography exams to
more clinicians.”


Philips Healthcare

Eindhoven,The Netherlands