Technology | October 22, 2013

Epsilon Imaging Launches Application for Right Ventricle Assessment

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October 22, 2013 — Epsilon Imaging Inc., a visualization and analysis software provider, announced the launch of its newest application specifically designed for right ventricle (RV) assessment. EchoInsight computer-aided visualization and analysis offers quick and intuitive strain imaging along with automated cardiac function measurements for enhanced confidence and workflow in echo interpretation. The EchoInsight suite of applications now includes Cardio Oncology for Left Ventricle (LV) assessment and management, RV and Stress Echo.

“EchoInsight for RV offers quick and reliable visualization and analysis with practical strain imaging for function assessment and comparison over time,” said Roberto Lang, M.D., University of Chicago. “RV is challenging to assess in 2-D imaging. EchoInsight for RV brings robust and intuitive tissue motion analysis along with automated cardiac function measurements to clinical practice. This added quantitative data in a practical solution can assist clinicians by improving confidence in interpretation when evaluating RV.” 

“This newest application from Epsilon Imaging designed specifically for RV function assessment compares well with strain analysis using cardiac MR — the gold standard,” said Benjamin Freed, M.D., Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “EchoInsight for RV offers a versatile, efficient and economic approach to thoroughly assess RV and improve management of patients when evaluating the right heart for a variety of indications.” 

At American Heart Association (AHA) 2012, Lang and Freed, along with a team from the University of Chicago, presented the study “Right Ventricular Strain in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Comparison Between 2-D Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.” The study analyzed 25 patients with pulmonary hypertension using both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). RV longitudinal strain from ultrasound was measured using EchoInsight and RV strain from MRI was measured using Diagnosoft. The study demonstrated that results from EchoInsight were comparable to those derived from cardiac MRI, suggesting that RV strain from 2-D echocardiography is a reasonable and practical option for examining RV myocardial deformation. 

Summary of Epsilon Imaging’s EchoInsight 

EchoInsight enables improved analysis and interpretation of studies. It provides intuitive features and clinically specific applications with straightforward information to improve confidence in LV and RV assessment. The platform offers customized integration to healthcare information technology IT as a digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) compliant platform, along with premier customer support. Standard features include automated processing, rapid review and study comparison, efficient endocardial border tracing, intuitive visualization and analysis, click-of-a-button wall motion assessment, automatic calculation of cardiac function measurements and concise, visual-based reporting with picture archive and communication system (PACS) ability. 

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