TomTec MRI 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis

 

November 1, 2012

TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH's 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis Magnetic Resonance (2-D CPA MR) is a vendor-independent software solution for the quantification of myocardial function with cardiac MR cine images. 2-D CPA MR presents a novel method to analyze myocardial deformation from routine CMR images, which have been acquired as part of a conventional cardiovascular MR examination — no time consuming tagging is necessary.

Based on innovative feature-tracking technology, 2-D CPA MR calculates regional and global velocity, displacement, strain and strain-rate parameters.

With minimal user interaction, the manual trace of a single endocardial contour serves as initial pattern from which the system tracks the displacement of myocardial structures over the length of a complete heart cycle. The software tracks endo- and epicardium, and describes left ventricular deformation in terms of longitudinal, radial and circumferential components. 

The software received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in April 2012.

For more information: www.tomtec.de

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