GE Healthcare this week highlighting new features of its Vivid cardiovascular ultrasound platform at the 17th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), in Baltimore.
The Vivid 7 Dimension ‘06 is designed to help clinicians assess cardiovascular anatomy and LV function with more accuracy. This system is designed to make 4D cardiovascular imaging easier during day-to-day clinical exams. The system is a PC-based, software, raw data ultrasound platform that is updated yearly by the company. Annual breakthroughs renew the platform with cutting edge software and hardware. The 2006 updates offer additional real-time 4D imaging capabilities and quantitative tools, including:
- Real-time 4D color flow full volume imaging – allows clinicians to assess hemodynamic information in color and real time in the same heart cycle – with the option of viewing a 6 or 9 slice cross section of the left ventricle right on the Vivid 7 system;
- 4D LV Volume – an EchoPAC Dimension option, gives users the ability to quantify volume information from real-time full volume Vivid 7 data. This GE Healthcare specially tailored package from TomTec Imaging Systems, can now provide a full assessment of the left ventricle volumes free of geometric assumptions;
- Advance Tissue Synchronization Imaging (TSI) – time-to-peak data derived from TSI’s simple-to-use “red light/green light” visualizations to quantify left ventricle synchronicity for heart failure patients or those undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT); and
- Automated Function Imaging (AFI) - easy-to-use, quick and accurate tool allowing clinicians to assess and quantify left ventricle wall motion.