Technology | March 20, 2007

Functions Equip Radiologists to Read Cardiac Tests

Enabling radiologists to diagnose images generated by noninvasive cardiac scanning methods, several specialized functions — cardiac review and analysis, cardiac cage removal in 3-D imaging and cardiac calcium scoring — are being integrated into the newest version of Kodak Carestream PACS Software.

Cardiac review and analysis provides four-chamber and cross-sectional views of the heart axis and panoramic and cross-sectional views of cardiac vessels such as the left main artery (LMA), right coronary artery (RCA), left circumflex artery (LCX) and posterior descending artery.

The calcium scoring module analyzes calcified plaque in five main blood vessels of the heart, while the cage removal function removes anatomy around the heart not required for cardiac viewing.

Kodak also received FDA clearance for bone removal (to enhance viewing of other structures) and vessel analysis enhancements (including extended stenosis marking) that are used with CT exams of arteries and veins throughout the body.

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