Toshiba America Medical Systems showcased its new cardio package for the Aplio XG ultrasound system at ACC 2007 in New Orleans. The package features several proprietary tools, including Tissue Doppler Imaging Quantification (TDI-Q) - software that allows clinicians to perform various analyses for TDI images, measuring myocardial viability and aiding in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
As part of the TDI-Q package, the Aplio XG offers dysynchronous imaging (DI), a technique that aids cardiologists in the quantification of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony by providing a color-coded display that demonstrates the timing of events within the myocardium.
The Aplio XG’s TDI-Q software performs various analyses via the following features: harmonic tissue doppler; angle correction; tissue tracking; and tissue strain imaging (TSI), an evaluation tool that clearly displays the regional myocardial strain quantitatively during systole.
Toshiba said the Aplio system received its gold-star ratings for profiles recognized by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) at this year’s Connectathon, for compliance with the echo workflow, stress echo, consistent time and teaching file/clinical trial export profiles. The XG model was featured as part of the technical demonstration in the IHE booth showcasing these profiles in a clinical environment.