Vital Images introduces new VitalCardio tools
Vital Images featured the next generation of its advanced visualization and analysis tool ViTALCardia at ACC 2007 in New Orleans. The system now has several enhancements including a new EP planning tool and CathView, a new angiographic orientation, and intuitive protocols designed to automate workflow with automatic tools such as segmenting, viewing, labeling, probing and quantifying of cardiovascular image data.

The software includes several applications for the visualization and analysis of cardiovascular images, including: coronary vessel analysis, cardiac functional analysis, calcium scoring, peripheral vessel analysis and SUREPlaque, coronary plaque characterization software.

Key tools include:
  • CT Cardiac – automatic segmentation of coronary arteries: this application now automatically probes, segments, and labels the three main coronary arteries allowing for fast and easy non-invasive evaluation;
  • Cardiac Functional Analysis automatically calculates end diastolic and end systolic volumes to compute ejection fraction; and
  • ViTAL EP, which is pending FDA clearance, automatically identifies anatomic landmarks, segments and probes the left atrium and the pulmonary veins to the first bifurcation. The application then creates a 3D anatomic model of the heart for super-imposing EP mapping.