News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 04, 2020

TomTec Releases New Echocardiography Technologies With AI and Auto Quantification

TomTec offers innovations in cardiac ultrasound, including AI and auto quanitification of echo images.

TomTec offers innovations in cardiac ultrasound, including AI and auto quanitification of echo images.

TomTec's mitral valve assessment tool.

TomTec's mitral valve assessment tool.

TomTec's auto strain assessment of the left ventricle on echo.

TomTec's auto strain assessment of the left ventricle on echo.

August 4, 2020 — Imaging software company TomTec has released its new TomTec-Arena 2020 product, which offers new advances in echocardiography though intelligent automation and web-based diagnostic workflows. 

The software has measurement automation that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the quality of information from diagnostic images. Automation is the key to reproducibility in the echo lab and the vendor has developed intelligent algorithms and AI-based data analytics that takes the user-variability out of the equation. 

With the addition of AI-based data analytics and automation, structures within the heart such as the mitral valve and endocardium can be detected, modeled and dynamically tracked in seconds, all with minimal interaction from the user. 

“The physician is no longer burdened with the time-consuming task of manual measurements such as left ventricular biplane volumes," said Gregor Malischnig, chief medical officer at TomTec. "This translates into valuable time savings and increased efficiencies. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, our software can independently perform many key echo measurements, from GLS to ejection fraction. This automation results in reproducible and user-independent results, which means higher diagnostic confidence and quality.” 

Since joining the Philip Healthcare in 2017, both companies have developed synergies in their medical imaging technologies. Many of the TomTec Arena applications are now available on Philips ultrasound systems, including the Epiq CVx. Philips customers also now benefit from a seamless workflow, starting with the ultrasound system and continuing to the reporting. TomTec said this strong partnership provides consistency through shared diagnostic tools, common workflows and user interface design. 

However, TomTec Arena maintains its vendor-agnostic advantage off-cart. TomTec software can analyze image data from all ultrasound manufacturers to ensure that all customers can benefit from the most recent innovations.

TomTec-Arena is pending commercial availability in United States. 

TomTec Zero Offers a Complete Diagnostic Web-based Solution for Cardiology

TomTec Zero, part of TomTec Arena is a web-based version of the TomTec software offers increased efficiency and flexibility through mobile, web-based workflows. The vendor said TomTec Zero breaks down the barriers imposed by traditional workstations and the boundaries of hospitals by allowing any TomTec installation to be expanded for mobile, web-based use. It also provides access to diagnostic images, automated measurement packages and reporting via a web browser. Zero also provides dedicated stress echo review as well as access to prior studies. TomTec Zero provides diagnostic access no matter where the users are located within their clinical environment. 

“We developed our web technology to the point that TomTec Zero is now ready for daily clinical use," said Matthijs Groot Wassink, TomTec CEO. "In times of COVID-19, flexibility and adaptability to new workflows is more important than ever before. TomTec Zero seamlessly complements the use of mobile ultrasound systems such as Philips Lumify  and supports physicians who have to master new challenges such as mobile working, staff changes or social distancing.” 

For more information: www.tomtec.de
 

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