Advanced Visualization Helps Streamline Aortic Aneurysm Treatment Planning

 

November 20, 2009

Through a partnership with advanced visualization company Vital Images, Medtronic offers the 3D Recon service to help endovascular specialists converts 2D computed tomography (CT) axial images to 3D images of the anatomy and aneurysm measurement for device sizing, precase planning and patient follow-up.

Vital Images' Endovascular Stent Planning application provides real-time automated clinical information specifically for the evaluation of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. The application enables removal of bone and anatomy from the image, visualization from the aortic root through the iliac bifurcation, as well as specific measurements for procedure planning. It allows vascular surgeons and interventionalists to instantly view 3D anatomy preoperatively, followed by the implanted stent graft post-operatively.

Medtronic said the partnership gives endovascular specialists access to advanced visualization technology on a Medtronic field representative’s laptop to enhance their use of
Medtronic’s aortic stent grafts. 3D Recon complements Medtronic’s existing service offerings of
CTeXpress, a remote DICOM image transfer service in partnership with Intelemage, and Stent
Graft Tracker, software managing patient follow-up schedules.

For more information: www.medtronic.com