TomTec announced that it will introduce its 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR software at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (Orlando, USA, 2–5 February). This tool quantifies myocardial function and deformation based on regular cardiac magnetic resonance cine imaging.
2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR allows physicians to study the function of the heart muscle quickly and easily.
Quantification of displacement, velocity and strain in individual muscle segments helps to assess e.g. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or dyssynchrony of ventricles.
2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR is a feature tracking based analysis tool which supports 2D data from various cardiac magnetic resonance systems. It analyses myocardial deformation in standard magnetic resonance cine sequences and does not require specific acquisition modes like tagged imaging. Thus already existing patient data can be used for follow-up comparisons.
“Based on its modern feature tracking algorithm 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR offers a robust and time saving analysis of myocardial deformation and therefore meets all the conditions to be implemented in a clinical setting” said Rolf Baumann, vice president of Clinical Products and Innovations, TomTec.
This product is not available for sale in USA it has FDA 510(k) pending.