SonoSite demonstrates Titan's SonoCalc IMT software

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SonoSite Inc. highlighted at ACC the advanced cardiac capabilities of its portable Titan ultrasound system, including the SonoCalc IMT (Intima Media Thickness) software for assessment of cardiovascular risk.
   
SonoCalc provides physicians with the ability to analyze the IMT of a patient's carotid artery and compare it with published population data to generate an individualized cardiovascular health profile report.
   
The software provides automated single-click IMT measurement capability, semi-automated, user-guided IMT sketch or trace measurements for difficult images; statistical analysis of multiple IMT measurements; patient-specific exam electronic file management; and professional report generation summarizing one or more IMT examinations for a particular patient.
   
SonoSite also featured the Titan 2.2 cardiology upgrade that offers full cardiac and vascular calculation packages, pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler imaging, tissue harmonic imaging, velocity-based color Doppler and M-Mode. SonoSite said it has also enhanced the system's DICOM capabilities with the addition of DICOM Modality Worklist. The 2.3 upgrade announced in November 2004 includes additional features for vascular imaging as well as automated cardiac function quantification (Simpson's Rule).