HeartModelA.I. Removing the complexity of Live 3D Quantification

June 1, 2016

Cardiac function can be assessed in several ways using one or several imaging modalities. Ultrasound provides cost-effective, robust capabilities to assess quickly moving structures of the heart without radiation exposure. Typically two dimensional (2D) echocardiographic (echo) images have been used to make measurements such as left ventricle (LV) or left atrium (LA) volume and output, but these measurements rely on making assumptions about three-dimensional (3D) shape based only on what is seen in the two-dimensional (2D) image. Depending on the actual 3D structure and whether or not the 2D image is located appropriately with respect to this structure, these assumptions can significantly impact the measurements. To mitigate some of the issues, measuring chamber volumes from 3D echo has been proposed, but the time and expertise needed to acquire a 3D image and perform 3D measurements has proven to be a barrier to wide scale clinical acceptance. To address these barriers, Philips has created the HeartModelA.I. application, which is an efficient and robust method to measure 3D LV volume and ejection fraction (EF) and LA volume.

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